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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 6)
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Relation between Ascites Syndrome Incidence and Infectious Bronchitis in Broiler Chickens by ELISA Method

Adel Feizi and Mehrdad Nazeri
Corresponding Author:  Mehrdad Nazeri 

Key words:  Ascites syndrome, broiler chickens, ELISA, infectious bronchitis, , ,
Vol. 3 , (6): 443-449
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2011 October, 23 2011 November, 25 2011 December, 25

Infectious bronchitis is an acute viral disease with high contagious and mortality among chicks. The aim of this study was to survey of relation between ascites syndrome incidence and infectious bronchitis in broiler chickens by ELISA method in Iran. Eight Ross strain broiler farm affected by infectious bronchitis were selected in this study. Blood samples were gathered early stages of disease and blood sampling was repeated two times with seven days interval. ELISA serologic test was used for approving the determination of infectious bronchitis. In addition, in order to differential diagnosis of Newcastle and influenza (H9N2) some relevant experiments were conducted. The rate of mortality in any farm during rearing, autopsy and the cause of mortality were recorded. Ascites cases were calculated in terms of prevalence. The growth parameters, FCR, final weight, total consumption of grain at each farm were calculated and mentioned. Based on obtained results in this study, the mean rate of mortality caused by ascites syndrome has been increased meaningfully in herds affected by infectious bronchitis compared with control group. In eight understudied farms affected by infectious bronchitis, the mean rate of Ascites mortality was 3% such that the mean rate of Ascites mortality was 0.5% at previous periods. Based on relevant results also final weight mean in affected herds with infectious bronchitis was lower compared with previous periods. Meanwhile, FCR in affected herds with infectious bronchitis was high compared with healthy herds. In this research demonstrated that there is positive correlation between infectious bronchitis and Ascites syndrome and the correlation is significant (p<0.05).
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Adel Feizi and Mehrdad Nazeri, 2011. Relation between Ascites Syndrome Incidence and Infectious Bronchitis in Broiler Chickens by ELISA Method.  International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3(6): 443-449.
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