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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Measurement of Antibodies to Infectious Bronchitis Virus in Indigenous Chicken Flocks Around Maharlou Lake in Iran

M.M. Hadipour, F. Azad, A. Vosoughi, M. Fakhrabadipour and A. Olyaie
Corresponding Author:  Mohammad Mehdi Hadipour 

Key words:  ELISA, indigenous chickens, infectious bronchitis, Maharlou lake, Iran, ,
Vol. 3 , (3): 182-185
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2011 April, 06 2011 May, 13 2011 June, 10
Abstract:

To evaluate the seroprevalence of Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV) in indigenous chicken flocks, serum samples from 200 mature indigenous chickens in villages around Maharlou Lake in Southwest of Iran were tested for IBV antibodies using commercial IBV Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). The studied indigenous chickens had not been previously vaccinated and showed no clinical signs of disease. The overall ELISA titer and seroprevalence of IBV antibodies revealed in this study were 1427 and 68%, respectively. The results indicate a relatively high prevalence of IBV in indigenous chicken flocks in Southwest of Iran and necessitate the regular vaccination programme against IB in native flocks.
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M.M. Hadipour, F. Azad, A. Vosoughi, M. Fakhrabadipour and A. Olyaie, 2011. Measurement of Antibodies to Infectious Bronchitis Virus in Indigenous Chicken Flocks Around Maharlou Lake in Iran.  International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3(3): 182-185.
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