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Scientists create test to improve selective breeding of pathogen-resistant chickens

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As controversy grows over the overuse of antibiotics and other drugs used to treat diseases in poultry, industry experts look for other ways to rid birds of deadly illnesses. One technique that has been used before is breeding chickens that are naturally immune or resistant to pathogens.

Since the 1950s, birds have been selectively bred to have more white meat, stronger legs and more powerful. . .

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