BackgroundThe research focuses on in ovo supplementation of chick embryos with vitamins and probiotic bacteria. Newly hatched chicks are subject to various forms of stress that make them more susceptible to pathogens. Chicks can be made healthier by early interventions, such as by pre-hatch administration of nutrients and/or beneficial bacteria. The research takes a systematic approach to examining how the interventions can enhance the chicken’s immune system health.
Funding$60,000 (CPRC $30,000, NSERC $30,000)
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