Seyed Ali Pourbakhsh

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Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is prevalent in all countries with intensive poultry flocks. This disease is characterised primarily by respiratory signs, but some IBV strains may also infect other organs such as the intestinal and urogenital tracts. The aim of this study was to characterise the histopathological lesions and tissue tropism of(More)
The northwest of Iran shares long borders with three neighboring countries; therefore, it is considered one of the main entry portals of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) into the country. Ten virulent NDVs were recovered from 19 poultry farms of various prefectures in northwestern Iran during Newcastle disease outbreaks in 2010. The isolates were genotypically(More)
Avian influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease of poultry caused by influenza A viruses, family Orthomyxoviridae. H9N2 avian influenza outbreaks are a major problem of the poultry industry in Iran. To determine the genetic differences between field viruses and the vaccine strain, the genomes of four strains isolated in 2011 from vaccinated(More)
The aim of this study was to isolate and estimate the prevalence of Mycoplasma agalactiae from sheep presenting with contagious agalactiae in Kurdistan situated in the West of Iran. A total of 69 samples including Milk (n=19), Conjunctival swabs (n=24), Synovial fluid (n=14), and Ear canal swabs (n=12) were examined by culture and PCR assay during(More)
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