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STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium on Animal Health (IRC)

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  • The latest Newsletter on the activities of the STAR-IDAZ IRC is now published. It includes an update on the continued funding that the Secretariat (SIRCAH) has been granted ensuring the support the IRC for another 4.5 years. The newsletter can be found on this site for reading or downloading.
  • A study of different lines of chickens, known to be either more resistant or more susceptible to common poultry viruses, has uncovered dozens of variations in genes with a central role in the chicken immune response to infection. The findings, published in Animal Genetics, may point to genetic variations that determine birds’ response to infection, […]
  • It has been suggested that intensive livestock farming may increase the risk of pandemics of zoonotic origin because of long-distance livestock movements, high livestock densities, poor animal health and welfare, low disease resistance and low genetic diversity. However, data on many of these factors are limited. In a paper in Royal Society Open Science, a […]