Avian infectious bronchitis virus: a possible cause of reduced fertility in the rooster.

@article{Boltz2004AvianIB,
  title={Avian infectious bronchitis virus: a possible cause of reduced fertility in the rooster.},
  author={David A Boltz and Masaaki Nakai and Janice M Bahra},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={909-15}
}
The formation of epididymal stones in the rooster epididymis is a widespread problem that has detrimental effects on sperm production and fertility. The cause of epididymal stones is unknown, but an infectious agent, the avian infectious bronchitis virus (AIBV), has been implicated. The goal of this study was to determine if administering the live attenuated AIBV vaccine to male chicks increases the incidence of stones in the epididymal region of the adult rooster. Specific pathogen free (SPF… CONTINUE READING

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