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Research Project: Identification of the Ecological Niches and Development of Intervention Strategies to Reduce Pathogenic Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Title: Factors modulating the avian immune system

item Kogut, Michael - Mike
item DALGAARD, TINA - Aarhus University
item REBEL, ANNEMARIE - Wageningen University
item BORTOLUZZI, CRISTIANO - Texas A&M University

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/22/2021
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The type or intensity of an immune response to a vaccine or a challenge can be influenced by intrinsic factors, such as age and sex of the individual, as well as extrinsic factors, such as environmental conditions, social interactions, type of diet, and exposure to toxicants. This chapter explores the non-genetic factors that influence the immune response of birds and focuses on the underlying mechanisms that mediate them. When possible, the impact of changes in immunity due to extrinsic factors on outcomes, such as susceptibility to infectious challenges or efficacy of vaccinations, is explored. Finally, methods for assessing the changes in immunity that result from non-genetic influences are discussed.