A serological and virological survey for evidence of infection with Newcastle disease virus in Australian chicken farms.

@article{Kite2007ASA,
  title={A serological and virological survey for evidence of infection with Newcastle disease virus in Australian chicken farms.},
  author={V G Kite and D. B. Boyle and Hans G. Heine and Ian Pritchard and M. G. Garner and I. J. East},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={236-42}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and distribution of antibodies to Newcastle disease virus on Australian chicken farms and to determine the pathotype and relationships of the Newcastle disease viruses present on those farms. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey of 753 commercial chicken farms. PROCEDURE The survey comprised a detailed questionnaire and collection of venous blood samples. The titre of antibodies to Newcastle disease virus was determined by haemagglutination inhibition. Virus… CONTINUE READING