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Screening test for avian influenza virus antigen in poultry in Mosul

Author(s): M. Y. Al-Attar | Th. M. Al-Nimma

Journal: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 1607-3894

Volume: 22;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Avian flu | Chicken | Influenza virus | Antigen

Rapid avian influenza virus antigen test kit and rapid H5 avian influenza virus antigen test kit were used to detect avian influenza antigens by examine 1143 samples taken from broilers, layers, house chickens, local poultry markets and poultry slaughters houses in period from January to December 2007 in Mosul city. Cloacae feces swab method was used for all samples and results showed that all tested samples were negative for both AIV and H5 antigens. In conclusion Mosul city was free from avian influenza virus till Dec 2007 and this test is rapid, easy and a reliable field test and can be done frequently.

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