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In the human lower than normal concentrations of IgA in saliva have been found to be associated with stress. In studies of animal welfare and prolonged stress there is a need for nominvasive methods and assays of secretory IgA would be simple to develop for many species. In the present study we studied IgA in the chicken and compared levels of IgA in tears. serum and bile. Two strains of chickens were compared. The concentration of IgA in the lacrimal fluid of line C chickens was two-folddoi:10.23675/sjlas.v20i3.736 fatcat:um2jfsq2qbgv7jdzyqi6uffeaq