Funding for this research was provided by:
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (RGPIN-2014-06664 / RGPIN-2019-06852)
Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (N/A)
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (N/A)
Canadian Poultry Research Council (N/A)
Received: 30 September 2019
Accepted: 3 January 2020
First Online: 17 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval for collection of blood from poultry for sequencing was obtained from the University of Alberta Animal Care and Use Committee: Livestock, protocol AUP00001401.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.