avian leukosis

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avian leukosis

[′av·ē·ən lü′kō·səs]
(veterinary medicine)
A disease complex in fowl probably caused by viruses and characterized by autonomous proliferation of blood-forming cells.
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Previous studies of Eastern equine encephalitis virus in Ring-necked Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) and avian leucosis virus in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus) found virus in feather pulp up to 7 days beyond detection in blood (10-12).
Polymerase chain reaction for detection of avian leucosis virus subgroup J in feather pulp.
High virus titer in feather pulp of chickens infected with subgroup J avian leucosis virus.