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Serological evidence of chicken anaemia virus infection in Nigerian indigenous chickens : research communication

B.O. Emikpe, D.O. Oluwayelu, O.G. Ohore, O.A. Oladele, A.T. Oladokun
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 72, No 1 | a227 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v72i1.227 | © 2005 B.O. Emikpe, D.O. Oluwayelu, O.G. Ohore, O.A. Oladele, A.T. Oladokun | This work is licensed under CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0
Submitted: 17 September 2005 | Published: 17 September 2005

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B.O. Emikpe,
D.O. Oluwayelu,
O.G. Ohore,
O.A. Oladele,
A.T. Oladokun,

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Abstract

Serum samples from 20 out of 180 (11.1 %) apparently healthy Nigerian indigenous chickens were negative for antibodies against chicken anaemia virus using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Of the 160 positive sera (88.9 %), 12 (7.5 %) had titres ranging from 1 500-3 000, 46 (28.8 %) had titres from 3 000-5 000 while 102 (63.8 %) had titres between 5 000-11 000. The overall mean titre value was 5 845 + 2 402. This appears to be evidence of a natural outbreak of the infection since the chickens had no history of vaccination against any poultry disease.

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