Leghorn chicken

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Leghorn chicken,

relatively small, white-colored breed of poultrypoultry,
domesticated fowl kept primarily for meat and eggs; including birds of the order Galliformes, e.g., the chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, pheasant, quail, and peacock; and natatorial (swimming) birds, e.g., the duck and goose.
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 that currently dominates the American egg-producing class. The bird, as bred today, produces a good number of chalk white eggs, a feature which has brought it to the forefront of modern commercial egg production. Although only the "single comb" variety is popular today, many other strains with large egg, better shell, better interior egg qualities, or other desirable traits, are retained as breeding stock.
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White leghorn chicken fresh spleen was used to extract the RNA and amplify chicken li fragment of MHC Class II histocompatibility complex gene.
This report describes a case of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) in a 5-week-old male white leghorn chicken that presented with growth retardation.
The purpose of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetic disposition of deferiprone in the white leghorn chicken as a potential model upon which to base therapeutic regimens for the treatment of iron storage disease (hemochromatosis) in affected avian species.