An article wherein neither humans or birds should be offended in the comparison. The overall theme is survival of the fittest. In part 1, the delicate microbiome of chickens was discussed in relation to endotoxins. In part 2, the commensal flora is going to space.
A double feature article (linked to 2 articles in Poultry World) about the mysteries of the intestinal microbiome, the commensal flora of bacteria, yeasts and fungi that live (for most of the time) in complete symbiosis with their host. But... what happens if this microbiome is under stress? The articles focus on some characteristics that are common between humans - astronauts in particular - and chickens. Neither humans or birds should be offended in this comparison. The overall theme is survival of the fittest. In this part 1, chickens go first.
A happy and virus free 2021 from chicky Lucy and my friends at the barn. Believe me, for chickens to stay away from H5N1 avian flu is as challenging as for humans to avoid COVID-19. Let’s all be safe and turn back to normal, whatever that means, in 2021.
Chicky Lucy is niet meer… dan een braadkip die we weldra in de supermarkt vinden. In De Standaard van 28 november stond een artikel over ‘megastallen’. De titel luidde ‘De boer die niet vergroot, gaat dood'.