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Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817200/safe-application-of-regionalization-for-trade-in-poultry-and-poultry-products-during-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-outbreaks-in-the-usa
#1
David E Swayne, Rick E Hill, John Clifford
The 2014-2015 H5Nx high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak affected 211 commercial premises, 21 backyard flocks, 75 individual wild birds and four captive-reared raptors in 21 Western and upper Midwestern states, resulting in death or culling of over 50.4 million poultry in the stamping-out programme that cost the US government $850 million. The outbreak had a negative $3.3 billion impact on the economy. Seventeen trading partners suspended imports of all US-origin poultry and poultry products while 38 trading partners regionalized the United States, and allowed trade in poultry and poultry products to continue from areas of the US not affected by HPAI...
December 23, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706945/the-role-of-mif-cyclind1-and-erk-in-the-development-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-broilers
#2
Haoyun Li, Yanmei Wang, Lingli Chen, Lijuan Han, Lifang Li, Han He, Yuan Li, Nan Huang, Hao Ren, Fangying Pei, Guilan Li, Jia Cheng, Wenkui Wang
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a major disease in the broiler breeding industry. During PH, the pulmonary artery undergoes remodelling, which is caused by pulmonary vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation. CyclinD1 regulates cell proliferation. This study investigated the role of cyclinD1 in the development of PH in broilers, and which bioactivators and signalling pathway are involved in the pathological process. The PH group contained 3-4-week-old broilers with clinical PH, and the healthy group broilers from the same flock without PH...
December 23, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000500/evaluation-of-pcr-and-high-resolution-melt-curve-analysis-for-differentiation-of-salmonella-isolates
#3
Mohammad Sadegh Saeidabadi, Hassan Nili, Habibollah Dadras, Hassan Sharifiyazdi, Joanne Connolly, Mary Valcanis, Shane Raidal, Seyed Ali Ghorashi
Consumption of poultry products contaminated with Salmonella is one of the major causes of foodborne diseases worldwide and therefore detection and differentiation of Salmonella spp. in poultry is important. In this study, oligonucleotide primers were designed from hem-D gene and a PCR followed by high-resolution melt (HRM) curve analysis was developed for rapid differentiation of Salmonella isolates. Amplicons of 228 bp were generated from 16 different Salmonella reference strains and from 65 clinical field isolates mainly from poultry farms...
December 21, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686664/investigation-of-a-type-c-d-botulism-outbreak-in-free-range-laying-hens-in-france
#4
R Souillard, C Le Maréchal, V Ballan, S Rouxel, D Léon, L Balaine, T Poëzevara, E Houard, B Robineau, C Robinault, M Chemaly, S Le Bouquin
In 2014, a botulism outbreak in a flock of laying hens was investigated in France. In the flock of 5020 hens, clinical signs of botulism occurred at 46 weeks of age. A type C/D botulism outbreak was confirmed using the mouse lethality assay for detection of botulinum toxin in serum and a real-time PCR test to detect Clostridium botulinum in intestinal contents. The disease lasted one week with a mortality rate of 2.6% without recurrence. Botulism in laying hens has rarely been reported. Five monthly visits were made to the farm between December 2014 and May 2015 for a longitudinal study of the persistence of C...
December 21, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766896/occurrence-and-genotypes-of-campylobacter-species-in-broilers-during-the-rearing-period
#5
Xiaoyan Zhang, Tiantian Yin, Xueqing Du, Wenbin Yang, Jinlin Huang, Xinan Jiao
Poultry are the main source of Campylobacter infection worldwide. To obtain information on Campylobacter-infected flocks and create a reference for preventing and controlling Campylobacter at farm level, Campylobacter isolates were recovered from broilers and the environments of nine chicken flocks in two farms during growth. The genetic relationship between the Campylobacter isolates was determined using multilocus sequence typing. Flocks were colonized as early as 3 weeks after introduction to the farm. The highest colonization rate was more than 90% and occurred 4-6 weeks after introduction to the farm...
December 20, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735192/influence-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-pullorum-pathogenicity-island-2-on-type-iii-secretion-system-effector-gene-expression-in-chicken-macrophage-hd11-cells
#6
Junlei Yin, Yun Chen, Xiaolei Xie, Jie Xia, Qiuchun Li, Shizhong Geng, Xinan Jiao
Salmonella pathogenicity island 2 (SPI2) can encode type III secretion system 2 (T3SS2) which plays an important role in systemic disease development through delivering different effector proteins into host cells. Here, the influence of Salmonella Pullorum pathogenicity island 2 on T3SS2 effector gene expression was studied using qRT-PCR in chicken macrophage HD11 cells. Our results showed that all the detected genes (including pseudogenes sifB, sspH2 and steC) can express in HD11 cells of S. Pullorum infection; deletion of SPI2 of S...
December 20, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27654392/filarial-nematode-infection-in-eclectus-parrots-eclectus-roratus-in-taiwan
#7
Yen-Li Huang, Shinn-Shyong Tsai, Duangsuda Thongchan, Rupak Khatri-Chhetri, Hung-Yi Wu
A total of 166 psittacines belonging to 22 species were received by the Animal Hospital of National Pingtung University of Science & Technology (NPUST) from 2013 to 2015. Only eclectus parrots (Eclectus roratus) were identified as hosts for microfilariae. All eclectus parrots were adult birds and had been kept in Taiwan for more than three years. The relevance of filariae to eclectus parrots is evident as indicated by the 35.7% (5/14) infection rate. At necropsy, adult filarial nematodes 57-75 mm in length and 0...
December 20, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982712/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-an-autogenous-escherichia-coli-vaccine-in-broiler-breeders
#8
Lili Li, Ida Thøfner, Jens Peter Christensen, Troels Ronco, Karl Pedersen, Rikke H Olsen
In poultry production Escherichia coli autogenous vaccines are often used. However, the efficacy of autogenous E. coli vaccinations has not been evaluated experimentally in chickens after start of lay. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effect of an autogenous E. coli vaccine in broiler breeders. Three groups of 28 weeks old broiler breeders (unvaccinated, vaccinated once and twice, respectively) were challenged with a homologous E. coli strain (same strain as included in the vaccine) or a heterologous challenge strain in an experimental ascending model...
December 16, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766900/pathogenicity-tissue-distribution-shedding-and-environmental-detection-of-two-strains-of-ibdv-following-infection-of-chickens-at-0-and-14-days-of-age
#9
J M K G K Jayasundara, S W Walkden-Brown, M E Katz, A F M F Islam, K G Renz, J McNally, P W Hunt
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is endemic to most poultry-producing countries worldwide. Immunosuppressive classical and variant IBDV strains endemic to Australia are genetically distinct from other international strains. We report the results of infection experiments with Australian classical strain 06/95 and variant strain 02/95 in SPF chickens. We tested the effects of strain and age of infection on bursal atrophy, viral RNA (vRNA) load in bursa of Fabricius (bursa), spleen, thymus, caecal tonsils, faeces, litter and exhaust dust as determined by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
December 12, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928940/epidemiological-and-pathological-investigation-of-fowl-aviadenovirus-serotypes-8b-and-11-isolated-from-chickens-with-inclusion-body-hepatitis-in-spain-2011-2013
#10
S Oliver-Ferrando, R Dolz, C Calderón, R Valle, R Rivas, M Pérez, M Biarnés, A Blanco, K Bertran, A Ramis, N Busquets, N Majó
Inclusion body hepatitis caused by different fowl aviadenovirus (FAdV) serotypes has been described in several countries in recent years. In Spain, from the spring of 2011 to 2013, an increased number of outbreaks in broiler and broiler breeder flocks from different regions occurred. The objectives of the present work were to carry out the molecular characterization of FAdV strains from Spanish inclusion body hepatitis cases and to study the pathogenicity and viral dynamics of these strains in specific pathogen-free (SPF) chickens...
December 8, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27654571/investigations-on-aviadenoviruses-isolated-from-turkey-flocks-in-germany
#11
A Kleine, H M Hafez, D Lüschow
During routine diagnosis in 2012, 69 samples of diseased turkey breeding and fattening flocks in Germany were examined for infection with aviadenoviruses by virus isolation using primary chicken embryo liver cells. In total, 21 aviadenovirus isolates, identified by a group-specific indirect immunofluorescence test, were obtained from 19 flocks. In almost all cases, molecular typing of these isolates based on partial hexon gene sequences revealed the presence of different types of turkey aviadenoviruses (TAdVs), including species Turkey aviadenovirus B (TAdV-B) with at least two different genotypes, as well as the species Turkey aviadenovirus C (TAdV-C) and Turkey aviadenovirus D (TAdV-D)...
December 8, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624642/a-survey-for-selected-avian-viral-pathogens-in-backyard-chicken-farms-in-finland
#12
L Pohjola, N Tammiranta, C Ek-Kommonen, T Soveri, M L Hänninen, M Fredriksson Ahomaa, A Huovilainen
Backyard poultry are regaining popularity in Europe and increased interest in the health and management of non-commercial farms has resulted. Furthermore, commercial poultry farm owners have become concerned about the risk represented by contagious avian diseases that nearby backyard poultry could transmit. Fifty-one voluntary backyard chicken farms were visited between October 2012 and January 2013. Blood samples and individual cloacal swabs were collected from 457 chickens. In 44 farms (86%), one or more of the tested chickens had antibodies against avian encephalomyelitis and chicken infectious anaemia viruses, 24 farms (47%) had chickens seropositive for infectious bronchitis virus, 10 farms (20%) had chickens seropositive for infectious bursal disease virus, six farms (12%) had chickens seropositive for infectious laryngotracheitis virus and two farms (5...
December 8, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924642/development-of-an-rt-qpcr-assay-for-the-specific-detection-of-a-distinct-genetic-lineage-of-the-infectious-bursal-disease-virus
#13
Gonzalo Tomás, Martín Hernández, Ana Marandino, Claudia Techera, Sofia Grecco, Diego Hernández, Alejandro Banda, Yanina Panzera, Ruben Pérez
The infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is a major health threat to the world's poultry industry despite intensive controls including proper biosafety practices and vaccination. IBDV (Avibirnavirus, Birnaviridae) is a non-enveloped virus with a bisegmented double-stranded RNA genome. The virus is traditionally classified into classic, variant and very virulent strains, each with different epidemiological relevance and clinical implications. Recently, a novel worldwide spread genetic lineage was described and denoted as distinct (d) IBDV...
December 7, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624876/selection-of-reference-genes-for-gene-expression-analysis-by-real-time-qpcr-in-avian-cells-infected-with-infectious-bronchitis-virus
#14
Ambalika Batra, Helena J Maier, Mark S Fife
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) causes infectious bronchitis in poultry, a respiratory disease that is a source of major economic loss to the poultry industry. Detection and the study of the molecular pathogenesis of the virus often involve the use of real-time quantitative PCR assays (qPCR). To account for error within the experiments, the levels of target gene transcription are normalized to that of suitable reference genes. Despite publication of the MIQE (Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments) guidelines in 2009, single un-tested reference genes are often used for normalization of qPCR assays in avian research studies...
December 7, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919180/investigation-of-a-mortality-cluster-in-wild-adult-yellow-eyed-penguins-megadyptes-antipodes-at-otago-peninsula-new-zealand
#15
Brett Gartrell, David Agnew, Maurice Alley, Tim Carpenter, Hye Jeong Ha, Laryssa Howe, Stuart Hunter, Kate McInnes, Rex Munday, Roe Wendi, Young Melanie
We investigated an epidemic mortality cluster of yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) that involved 67 moribund or dead birds found on various beaches of the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, between January 21 and March 20, 2013. Twenty-four carcases were examined postmortem. Histological lesions of pulmonary, hepatic and splenic erythrophagocytosis and haemosiderosis were found in 23 of 24 birds. Fifteen birds also had haemoglobin-like protein droplets within renal tubular epithelial cells. Despite consistent histological lesions, a cause of death could not be established...
December 6, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917677/infectious-bronchitis-vaccine-virus-detection-and-part-s1-genetic-variation-following-single-or-dual-inoculation-in-broiler-chicks
#16
Christopher Ball, Faez Awad, Sally Hutton, Anne Forrester, Matthew Baylis, Kannan Ganapathy
An investigation was undertaken of the extent of genetic variation occurring within infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) vaccine strains following vaccination of day-old broiler chicks. Chicks were divided into seven groups, with two groups receiving single Massachusetts (Mass) vaccinations and the other four were inoculated with combinations of different IBV serotypes; Mass, 793B, D274, and Arkansas (Ark). The remaining group was maintained as an unvaccinated control. Following vaccination, swabs and tissues collected at intervals were pooled and RNA was extracted for detection of IBV by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT PCR)...
December 5, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917645/a-chicken-intestinal-ligated-loop-model-to-study-the-virulence-of-clostridium-perfringens-isolates-recovered-from-antibiotic-free-chicken-flocks
#17
Eric Parent, Marie Archambault, Audrey Charlebois, Jocelyn Bernier-Lachance, Martine Boulianne
Necrotic enteritis (NE) is a major problem in antibiotic-free (ABF) chicken flocks and specific strains of Clostridium perfringens are known to induce NE. The objective of this study was to develop a chicken intestinal ligated loop model in order to compare the virulence of various C. perfringens strains recovered from consecutive ABF flocks with and without NE. Intestinal loops were surgically prepared in 10 anaesthetized specific-pathogen-free chickens and alternately inoculated with C. perfringens isolates or brain heart infusion (BHI) media...
December 5, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545288/observations-on-salmonella-contamination-of-commercial-duck-farms-before-and-after-cleaning-and-disinfection
#18
Francesca Martelli, Rebecca J Gosling, Rebecca Callaby, Rob Davies
In the European Union, statutory control of Salmonella is in place in the chicken and turkey sectors, but not in the duck sector. In this study, 14 Salmonella-positive duck farms were sampled before and after cleaning and disinfection, and once the houses had been restocked with a new flock. The cleaning and disinfection programmes used were subdivided into two main categories: ones in which a final formaldehyde disinfection step was included (1) and ones in which it was not included (2). Several types of samples were collected during the study, and faecal samples were those more frequently positive (62% of faecal samples were positive for Salmonella in comparison to 2-23% of samples from all the other sample categories) (P < 0...
December 5, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897452/characterization-of-two-recombinant-hvt-ibd-vaccines-by-vp2-insert-detection-and-cell-mediated-immunity-after-vaccination-of-specific-pathogen-free-chickens
#19
Fiona Ingrao, Fabienne Rauw, Thierry van den Berg, Bénédicte Lambrecht
Infectious bursal disease (IBD) is an avian viral disease that causes severe economic losses in the poultry industry worldwide. The live IBD virus (IBDV) has a potential immunosuppressive effect. Currently available IBDV vaccines have shortcomings, prompting the development of safer and more effective vaccination approaches, including the use of the recombinant turkey herpesvirus vaccine expressing the immunogenic structural VP2 protein of IBDV (rHVT-IBD). The objectives of this study were twofold: (i) to develop in vitro assays and molecular tools to detect the VP2 protein and gene, and (ii) to evaluate cell-mediated immunity (CMI) induced by rHVT-IBD vaccination of day-old specific pathogen-free chickens...
November 29, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866413/disbalance-of-calcium-regulation-related-genes-in-heart-of-broilers-induced-by-selenium-deficiency
#20
Ziwei Zhang, Man Liu, Zhenqiong Guan, Jie Yang, Zhonghua Liu, Shiwen Xu
Dietary selenium (Se) deficiency may influence the calcium (Ca) homeostasis in broilers. Our objective was to investigate the effects of Se deficiency on Ca regulation related genes' change in heart of broilers. In the present study, 1-day-old broilers were fed either a commercial diet (as control group) with 0.15 mg/kg Se or a Se-deficient diet (as L group) with 0.033 mg/kg Se for 35 days. We examined the mRNA expression levels of 15 Ca regulation related genes (ITPR 1, ITPR 2, ITPR3, RyR2, RyR3, SERCA1s, SLC8A1, PMCA1, CACNA1S, TRPC1, TRPC3, STIM1, ORAI1, CaLM and CRT) in the heart of broilers...
November 21, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
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