infectious bronchitis


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infectious bronchitis

[in′fek·shəs bräŋ′kīd·əs]
(veterinary medicine)
A highly contagious respiratory viral disease of chickens.
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The effects of supplemental Cr on plasma cortisol levels, antibody titers against Newcastle and infectious bronchitis virus are shown in Table 2.
Antibody detection in matched chicken sera and egg-yolk samples by commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay kits for Newcastle disease virus, infectious bronchitis virus, infectious bursal disease virus, and avian reovirus.
The main method of protecting poultry from infectious bronchitis (IB) is the administration of live or killed vaccines.
Specific antibody productions against Newcastle, infectious bronchitis and infectious bursal disease viruses were measured (see Table 4).
This work also shows that QR448(a) is effective against a different IBV serotype, indicating that it has the potential to control all infectious bronchitis viruses regardless of virus type.
A reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction survey of infectious bronchitis virus genotypes in Western Europe from 2002 to 2006.
The compound was administered to chicks that had been infected with Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV).
Results of commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays on serum samples showed that birds had antibodies against infectious bursal disease virus (100%), Newcastle disease virus (97%), avian encephalomyelitis virus (92%), chicken anemia virus (90%), infectious bronchitis virus (85%), Mycoplasma gallisepticum (73%), and Mycoplasma synoviae (68%).
One such isolate, A/CK/CT/72/2003(H7N2), was obtained from the US Department of Agriculture, NVSL, Ames, Iowa, and used throughout this study to determine whether the peroral administration of rChIFN-[alpha] under conditions found to ameliorate Newcastle disease (6), infectious bronchitis (7), and infectious bursal disease (8), would similarly affect avian influenza.
Avian Flu Compound - QR-441(a): Positive results were achieved in a preliminary study which demonstrated the compound to be a potential antiviral agent in reducing Infectious Bronchitis and New Castle Disease, two viral poultry diseases that have a significant economic impact to the poultry industry on an annual basis.
Several other oligonucleotide primer pairs that give PCR products corresponding to genes 3, 5, N, and the 3'-untranslated region of infectious bronchitis virus, turkey coronavirus, and pheasant coronavirus (all in group 3) failed to do so with RNA from the parrot coronavirus.
The preliminary study demonstrated QR-441(a) as a potential antiviral agent in reducing Infectious Bronchitis and New Castle Disease, two viral poultry diseases that have a significant economic impact to the poultry industry on an annual basis.

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