Submitted to: Diseases of Poultry
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 27, 2001
Publication Date: June 30, 2003
Citation: WITTER, R.L., FADLY, A.M. RETICULOENDOTHELIOSIS. SAIF, M., BARNES, J., FADLY, A., GLISSON, J., MCDOUGAL, L., SWAYNE, D., EDITORS. IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, AMES, IA. DISEASES OF POULTRY. 2003. P. 517-536. Technical Abstract: Reticuloendotheliosis virus is a retrovirus that causes tumors and depresses immunity in chickens, turkeys, and other poultry. The infection is widespread although losses are only sporadic. This chapter reviews current information on the disease and its causative virus.