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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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