Detection of viruses in avian faeces by direct electron microscopy.

  title={Detection of viruses in avian faeces by direct electron microscopy.},
  author={M S Mcnulty and Woody Curran and Daniel Todd and J Mcferran},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  volume={8 3},
A total of 151 specimens of turkey and chicken faeces and intestinal contents were examined for the presence of viruses by electron microscopy. Viruses were detected in 48 of these specimens (32%). The most frequently observed viruses were rotaviruses and enterovirus-like particles. Rotavirus infection was associated with outbreaks of diarrhoea in turkeys, but symptomless rotavirus infection was seen in broiler chickens. Adeno-viruses and infectious bursal disease virus were also observed in… CONTINUE READING

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