Authors : M.M. Hadipour
Abstract: A seroprevalence survey was carried out in villages around Maharlou lake using Haemagglutination Inhibition (HI) tests for NDV antibodies in backyard chickens. Survey region has a distance of <30 km to the Shiraz (Capital of Fars province). Distance between this lake and the nearest-neighbour poultry farm was <1 km. The sampled chickens had not been vaccinated and had no clinical signs of disease. The mean antibody titer was found 5.47, 6.35, 4.48, 5.23, 4.52 and seroprevalence was 40.9, 48.36, 30.2, 35.7 and 32.64% in 5 villages. The overall antibody titer and seroprevalence of Newcastle disease virus was recorded 5.21 and 37.56%, respectively.
M.M. Hadipour , 2009. A Serological Survey for Newcastle Disease Virus Antibodies in Backyard Chickens Around Maharlou Lake in Iran. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 59-61.