Pathology of Wooden Breast Disease in Modern Broiler Chickens: A Histologic and Ultrastructural Study (2422)
Poultry Medicine |  Diagnostics
Tuesday |  8:45 AM -  9:00 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||221CD



Michael Babak MS
University of Delaware

Michael Papah Babak is a Kenyan Veterinarian who graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2009 with a Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine (BVM). He later obtained an MS in Veterinary Anatomy from the same University in 2012, before proceeding to the US in 2014 to pursue his doctoral studies at the University of Delaware. Michael's research interests center around chickens with a key focus on emerging muscle disorders in modern broilers, especially Wooden Breast Disease. He has so far presented his findings at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference at San Diego (PAG XXIV) and at a symposium in his College. He enjoys watching soccer and athletics.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 0.30
CE Level: 1


Wooden Breast Disease (WBD) is a novel muscle abnormality in the poultry industry observed to frequently affect the breast muscles of high-yielding modern broilers raised in modern conditions. This study utilized light and transmission electron microscopy to evaluate the onset and early pathogenesis of WBD in modern commercial broiler chickens.

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