Sero-epizootiological investigation of infectious laryngotracheitis infection in commercial poultry of Plateau State, north central Nigeria.

@article{Shittu2016SeroepizootiologicalIO,
  title={Sero-epizootiological investigation of infectious laryngotracheitis infection in commercial poultry of Plateau State, north central Nigeria.},
  author={Ismaila Shittu and Lanre Kabir Sulaiman and Dorcas A Gado and Anthony Nwachinemelo Egbuji and Mwapu D Ndahi and Ezekiel Pam and Tony Manuel Joannis},
  journal={Journal of immunoassay & immunochemistry},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={368-75}
}
Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is a highly contagious acute respiratory disease of chickens with outbreaks resulting in high economic losses due to increased mortality and drop in egg production. This study reports a survey of ILT virus antibody conducted in nine local government areas (LGAs) of Plateau State involving 67 randomly selected commercial poultry flocks. In all, 938 sera were tested using the Agar Gel Immuno-diffusion (AGID) technique. Overall prevalence of 1.2% (N = 11) was… CONTINUE READING