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Serum Antibody Levels against Infectious Bursal Disease Virus in Nigerian Village Chickens

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Author(s): Emmanuel Chukwudi Okwor, Didacus Chukwuemeka Eze* and Kodi Okonkwo

Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal
ISSN 0253-8318

Volume: 32;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 286;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: IBD | IHT | Nsukka | Serum antibody | Village chickens

ABSTRACT
The serum antibody levels against infectious bursal disease (IBD) virus in unvaccinated village chickens (n=484) reared in and around Nsukka, Southeast Nigeria were studied using indirect hemagglutination (IHA) test. Result showed a high seroprevalence (88.4%). Therefore, there is need for government involvement in the control of this disease in village chickens through extension services and mass vaccination of poultry population.
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