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Peckish poultry

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By Matt Walker POULTRY farmers can stop dosing their birds with antibiotics. Researchers in Wisconsin have developed an alternative to the controversial practice of adding antibiotics to feed to make poultry grow quickly: adding antibodies against appetite-suppressing neurotransmitters and a fatty acid first isolated from hamburgers. Antibiotics work as growth promoters because, by knocking out bacteria, they help prevent stimulation of the immune system. When a bird’s immune system is stimulated by infection,