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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Current Status of Avian Leukosis and Myelocytomatosis

Authors
item Witter, Richard
item Fadly, Aly

Submitted to: Poultry Health and Processing National Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 15, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Avian leukosis is a disease complex of mature chickens consisting primarily of lymphoid leukosis and myeloid leukosis. These diseases cause economic loss from mortality and lost egg production. Although the virus has been largely eradicated from layer chickens, a new form of the virus, designated subgroup J, has recently become a problem in meat strain breeders. Some characteristics of the subgroup J virus are described and prospects for it control through eradication are discussed.

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