Detection of rotaviruses and intestinal lesions in broiler chicks from flocks with runting and stunting syndrome (RSS).

@article{Otto2006DetectionOR,
  title={Detection of rotaviruses and intestinal lesions in broiler chicks from flocks with runting and stunting syndrome (RSS).},
  author={Peter H. Otto and Elisabeth M. Liebler-Tenorio and Mandy Elschner and Jochen Reetz and Ulrich L{\"o}hren and Roland Diller},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={411-8}
}
The intestinal tract and intestinal contents were collected from 34 stunted, 5-to-14-day-old broiler chicks from eight flocks with runting and stunting syndrome (RSS) in Northern Germany to investigate intestinal lesions and the presence of enteric pathogens with a special focus on rotaviruses (RVs). Seven chicks from a healthy flock were used as controls. Severe villous atrophy was seen in chicks from six flocks with RSS but not in the control flock. Lesions were often "regionally" distributed… CONTINUE READING
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