Sarah K. Scharber

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Several RNA viruses such as astrovirus, rotavirus, reovirus and parvovirus have been detected in both healthy and diseased commercial poultry flocks. The aim of this study was to characterize (a) the development of the RNA viral community in the small intestines of healthy broiler chickens from hatch through 6 weeks of age (market age) and (b) the(More)
Hemorrhagic enteritis virus (HEV) is a type II avian adenovirus that causes intestinal hemorrhages accompanied with immunosuppression in 4-to-12-wk-old turkeys. In the present study, a hexon gene-based, quantitative real-time PCR with TaqMan probe was developed and applied to tissue samples from poultry farms to detect and quantify HEV genome copy numbers.(More)
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