Vertical transmission of reticuloendotheliosis virus in chickens.

Abstract

In this study, the vertical transmission of reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) in chickens was examined using 6-month-old birds with viraemia which had persisted since birth. Eggs collected from such hens were incubated within 24 hours of lay and it was found that 18 of 35 of the progeny were infected with REV. Seventeen of the 18 died before they were 28… (More)

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