Pathogenicity studies with a strain of fowl adenovirus serotype 8 (VRI-33) in chickens.

@article{Reece1987PathogenicitySW,
  title={Pathogenicity studies with a strain of fowl adenovirus serotype 8 (VRI-33) in chickens.},
  author={Robert L. Reece and David A. Barr and D C Grix},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={64 12},
  pages={365-7}
}
Experiments were undertaken to study the pathogenesis of VRI-33, a strain of fowl adenovirus serotype 8 isolated from the liver of a broiler chicken with inclusion body hepatitis. A 30% death rate resulted from oral infection of one-day-old specific pathogen free chickens with 10(6) plaque forming units of VRI-33. Chickens 10, 14, 21 and 28 days of age did not die following infection via natural routes but there were some motalities following infection via parenteral routes. Immunodepression by… CONTINUE READING

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