Chicken anaemia agent: a review.

  title={Chicken anaemia agent: a review.},
  author={M S Mcnulty},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  volume={20 2},
  • M S Mcnulty
  • Published 1991 in Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A
Chicken anaemia agent (CAA) is a small, unclassified, icosahedral DNA virus with a single-stranded, circular genome. It seems to have a worldwide distribution. Only one serotype of CAA has been found, and all isolates investigated so far are pathogenic for young chicks. CAA causes a syndrome in chickens characterised by increased mortality, anaemia associated with atrophy of the haematopoietic tissues in the bone marrow, subcutaneous and intramuscular haemorrhages, and atrophy of the lymphoid… CONTINUE READING

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