Abstract: To investigate the Reticuloendotheliosis virus infection status in large-scale breeder chicken farms of China, 563 serum samples from 4 great-grandparents breeder farms, 6557 serum samples from 8 grandparents breeder farms, 312 serum samples from parents breeder farms, totally 7432 serum samples were collected and examined using the Reticuloendotheliosis Virus Antibody Test kit. The results showed that REV-antibody positive rates of great-grandparents breeder flocks, grandparent breeder flocks and parents breeder flocks were 0-31, 0-47 and 4.23-42.50%, respectively. REV-antibody positive rate has close relationship with incidence of REV infection history and tumor complaints. This study suggests that REV infection is very common in China large-scale breeder chicken farms and the prevention of REV should be given more attention this is the largest scale serological survey for breeder chickens in China so far.
Weihua Li, Yang Li, Bohua Zhang, Xuan Dong, Zhizhong Cui and Peng Zhao, 2013. Investigation of the Reticuloendotheliosis Virus Infection in Large-Scale Breeder Chicken Farms of China by Serological Survey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 12: 736-739.