DETECTION OF NEWCASTLE DISEASES ANTIBODIES IN BIRDS IN JOS, BUKURU AND ENVIRONS USING AGAR-GEL PRECIPITATION TEST

Buru, A. S. and Echeonwu, G. O. N. and Okwori, A. E. J. (2013) DETECTION OF NEWCASTLE DISEASES ANTIBODIES IN BIRDS IN JOS, BUKURU AND ENVIRONS USING AGAR-GEL PRECIPITATION TEST. Bangladesh journal of Veterinary Medicine, 11 (2). pp. 2308-0922. ISSN 1729-7893

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Abstract

Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV lasota) antibodies were surveyed. A serological study of 500 sera from local chicken, turkey, ducks and guinea fowl was carried out to determine the prevalence of Newcastle disease using Agar-gel precipitation technique. Samples were obtained from chickens slaughtered in Jos, Bukuru and environs. The samples were made up of 40 ducks, 50 turkeys, 20 guinea fowl and 390 local chickens. The precipitin antibodies were detected in ducks 7 (17.5%), turkey 12 (24.0%), guinea fowl 3 (15.0%), and local chickens 54 (13.9%). Of the 500 samples screened, a total of 76 (15.2%) were positive for NDV antibodies. Quantitative analysis of sero-positive samples in the four avian species tested yielded a range of antibody titres of 2-16. The importance of using cost effective technique for the detection of NDV carrier state in local birds has been highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NDV antibodies, Agar-gel precipitation technique (AGPT), NDV carrier state
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2016 11:22
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 11:22
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/843

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