Immunosuppressive effect of the infectious bursal agent in the chicken.

@article{Faragher1972ImmunosuppressiveEO,
  title={Immunosuppressive effect of the infectious bursal agent in the chicken.},
  author={Jeff P. Faragher and William Hendry Allan and Gavin A. Cullen},
  journal={Nature: New biology},
  year={1972},
  volume={237 73},
  pages={
          118-9
        }
}
IT is well established that in the chicken humoral antibody formation depends on the bursa of Fabricius, whereas delayed hypersensitivity and other manifestations of cellular immunity depend on the thymus for their development1,2. Surgical bursectomy3,4 and the administration of testosterone5–7, cortisone acetate8 or cyclophosphamide9–11 have been found to limit the bursa-dependent antibody system. Infectious bursal disease (IBD), formerly known as Gumboro disease, is a naturally occurring… CONTINUE READING
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