Breeding animals for general disease resistance? Yes, we can!

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11 april 2018

No sick animals. Every farmer dreams of this and will do everything to prevent animals from getting sick. One successful proven way used in the past is preventive administration of antibiotics. However, society, politics and the agricultural sector agreed that nowadays this is an undesirable option. In addition, antibiotics do not protect against virus infections. Therefore I, as a researcher, rather look at the potential of the animal itself.