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A survey of an antibody to reticuloendotheliosis virus in sera of chickens and other avian species in Japan.

Authors
  • Sasaki, T
  • Sasaki, S
  • Koyama, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1993
Volume
55
Issue
5
Pages
885–888
Identifiers
PMID: 8286554
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An examination of antibody to reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) in sera of chickens and other avian species collected from various districts in Japan was carried out. Agar gel immunodiffusion test (AGID) to the chicken sera revealed positive results in 25.9% of the 54 farms, 21.4% of the 126 flocks and 14.3% of the 1,892 individual chickens. All the AGID positive sera also were positive in indirect immunofluorescence and/or virus neutralization tests. In avian species other than chickens, Peking ducks (1/120; 0.4%) and pheasants (4/27; 14.8%) were AGID test positive. This is the first study conducted in Japan.

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