Background update:Oct 14, 2010

Are egg yolk antibodies an alternative to antibiotics?

In the search for alternatives to antibiotics for poultry we should not forget the ability of the chicken to produce antibodies against a number of diseases. Can these antibodies (in egg yolk) be administered to other birds? The following review of scientific work shows various opportunities.

Keywords: eggs, egg yolk, antibodies, antibiotics, IgY, Salmonelosis, Campylobacteriosis, Necrotic enteritis, E.coli, IBD, Newcastle disease

Source: World Poultry magazine. Issue. 23.5
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