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An Enterotropic Avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus

  • R. C. Jones
  • M. El Houadfi
  • Jane K. A. Cook
  • A. Ambali
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Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 37)

Abstract

Of six isolates of infectious bronchitis (IB) virus isolated from commercial poultry flocks in Morocco, five (designated D,E,F, H and M) were related serologically to the Massachusetts serotype, while a sixth, (designated G) was found to be different from any previously reported serotype of IB virus. Neutralising antibodies to this virus have been detected in the sera of commercial chicken flocks from a number of regions in Britain. While isolate G, in common with the other 5 isolates, caused respiratory disease typical of IB in 3-week old SPF chicks, it showed a particular predilection for the alimentary tract, and at various times up to 28 days could be isolated from all regions between oesophagus and bursa of Fabricus. Greatest persistence occurred in the anterior regions (oesophagus, proventriculus and duodenum).

Keywords

Alimentary Tract Infectious Bronchitis Virus Cloacal Swab Infectious Bronchitis Virus Strain Chicken Tissue 
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Copyright information

© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Jones
    • 1
  • M. El Houadfi
    • 2
  • Jane K. A. Cook
    • 3
  • A. Ambali
    • 1
  1. 1.Sub-Department of Avian MedicineUniversity of LiverpoolLeahurst, Neston, WirralEngland
  2. 2.Institute Agromonique et VeterinaireRabatMorocco
  3. 3.Houghton Poultry Research StationHoughton, Huntingdon, CambsEngland

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