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Dust samples from farms contaminated with Marek's disease virus (MDV) were exposed to various disinfectants under experimental and field conditions. After the disinfection treatment, examination was made for the presence and oncogenicity of surviving MDV by the inoculation of tissue cultures and susceptible chickens. A combination of formaldehyde vapour and(More)
Rous sarcoma "regressor" chicken lines CB and CB.R1 identical in the B-F region of the B complex (MHC) are susceptible to Marek's disease. On the contrary, the Rous sarcoma "progressor" line CC different in the B-F region from the CB and CB.R1 lines and identical in the B-G region with the CB.R1 line is considerably resistant to MD. The inbred chicken line(More)
We studied the fate of tumours induced by PR-RSV-C and B77-C in inbred chicken lines CB, CC and CB.R1. Rous sarcomas regressed in the CB and CB.R1 lines which are identical in the B-F region of the B complex. In contrast, progressive tumour growth was observed in the CC line which differed in the B-F region from the CB and CB.R1 lines and was identical in(More)
During vaccination of chickens, repeated administration of large doses of a cell-associated turkey herpes virus compared to a single large dose did not affect markedly the virus-neutralizing antibody titre but accelerated the formation of agaroprecipitating antibodies. The formation of antibody types proceeded independently of each other. Health condition(More)
The presence of ara-C in growth medium at concentrations of 10(-4) to 10(-7) M completely or partially suppressed the formation of plaques specific for MDV or HVT and decreased proportionally the growth of HPRS line 1 lymphoblastoid cells. Administration of ara-C to chickens immediately after infection with MDV (1 mg/chicken/day i.p. for 5 days) reduced the(More)
Two hundred and thirty colonies from the caecal contents of six rabbits were picked up and, after a 2-d incubation, were microscopically characterized using Gram staining. Large Gram-negative (34%) and small Gram-negative (30%) irregular rods, Gram-negative (27%) and Gram-positive (8%) cocci were found. Eleven isolates (Bacteroides ovatus (6 strains), B.(More)