The microflora of the alimentary tract and avian pathogens: translocation and vertical transmission

  • P. A. Barrow


The relationship of the hen’s egg to human and animal health depends to some extent on its microbial content, more specifically on the microbiology of the freshly laid egg. Subsequent to this microbial contamination may occur from the environment. This may generally soil the surface of the shell, but most infectious agents involved in disease enter the egg while it is warm, or as it is cooling, or do so during egg formation.


Newcastle Disease Virus Vertical Transmission Alimentary Tract Infectious Bronchitis Virus Obligate Anaerobe 
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