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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The avian leucosis virus (ALV's) is prevalent throughout the world, new strains from one location may spread across borders, thereby undermining the disease control measures.
The avian leucosis virus (ALV) is prevalent throughout the world, new strains from one location may spread across borders, thereby undermining the disease control measures.
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).