Chronic infections in egg-laying hens

Egg-laying hens are highly susceptible to infections. However, many of these go unnoticed due to a chronic development not interferring with the appearance of the hen.

drawing showing the cycle of infection in layers

The aim of the project is to investigate how many hens are affected by a chronic infection at the end of the production period. Furthermore, what are the causes and consequences of the infections.

The project will be carried out during 2016 and is funded by "Fjerkræafgiftsfonden"