Learning objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the function of major immune organs in chickens and mammals.
  • Discuss the main cell types involved in immunity and how they contribute to an effective immune response by identifying and destroying pathogens.
  • List the main extracellular signalling proteins and how they affect the nature of the immune response generated.
  • Discuss the major differences between innate and adaptive immune responses and how they are integrated.

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