Help may be on the way for broiler flocks suffering from lameness caused by bacterial disease, with a new vaccine being developed and tested at the University of Arkansas as part of a project led by Adnan Alrubaye, PhD.
New study shows brain size is smaller in commercially bred laying hens
When humans domesticate and breed an animal, they tend to select for a very specific trait. In laying hens, artificial selection for high egg production has led to hens that can produce 320 eggs a year. But could artificial selection have unintentionally altered hen brain morphology?