The case of a turkey producer with 10-week-old turkeys experiencing respiratory distress and sudden death proved to be a difficult one to diagnose.
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?