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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Marek's Disease

Authors
item Gimeno, Isabel
item Witter, Richard
item Miles, Andrea - USDA-APHIS

Submitted to: American Association of Avian Pathologists
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: September 7, 2004
Publication Date: May 15, 2005
Citation: Gimeno, I.M., Witter, R.L., Miles, A.M. 2005. AAAP Continuing Education Program Slide Study Sets: Marek's disease [CD-ROM]. Set 26 & 27. Athens, Georgia: American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP).

Technical Abstract: Marek's disease virus (MDV) is able to induce a variety of syndromes and pathological manifestation in chickens. Because of its economic impact, the development of lymphomas in nerves and viscera is the pathological feature that has received the greatest attention. Nonetheless, there are other syndromes associated with the replication of MDV such as transient paralysis (TP), and lymphodegenerative syndromes, that occur independently of the development of lymphomas and are also addressed in this slide set. The aim of this work is to assist students and clinical veterinarians in better understanding the pathology and pathogenesis of the different syndromes induced by MDV in the chicken. To accomplish this purpose, this slide set provides a complete collection of images covering all pathological manifestation induced by MDV. Each image is explained in detail in the figure legend. In addition, further information can be found in the complementary text where there are multiple cross references with the images.

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