Marek's disease in turkeys: Lack of protection by vaccination

A. K. Elmubarak, J. M. Sharma, R. L. Witter, V. L. Sanger

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Abstract

Herpesvirus of turkeys, a highly effective vaccine against Marek's disease (MD) in chickens, was ineffective in protecting turkeys against MD. Another tissue-culture attenuated vaccine virus also protected chickens, but not turkeys, from MD. Intact and immunosuppressed turkey poults inoculated with herpesvirus of turkey developed a persistent viremia, but did not have detectable gross or microscopic lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-742
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Volume43
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

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    Elmubarak, A. K., Sharma, J. M., Witter, R. L., & Sanger, V. L. (1982). Marek's disease in turkeys: Lack of protection by vaccination. American journal of veterinary research, 43(4), 740-742.