Submitted to: American Veterinary Medical Association Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 6, 2005
Publication Date: July 20, 2005
Citation: Kapczynski, D.R. 2005. Experimental infection of spf laying turkeys with avian pneumovirus subtype c: possible role of vertical transmission. In:Proceedings of the American Association of Avian Pathologists, July 16-20, 2005, Minneasplis, Minnesota. p.34. Technical Abstract: Abstract: Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is responsible for a highly infectious respiratory disease of turkeys. Although wild birds have been identified as possible vectors for transmission, few reports have examined vertical transmission (VT) of aMPV from hen to poult. In an effort to determine the potential transmission of aMPV by VT, SPF laying turkey hens were experimentally infected with aMPV subtype C and eggs examined for the presence of virus during a one-week post-inoculation period. Preliminary results indicate the presence of virus, by RT-PCR and virus isolation, on the egg shell and in the embryo.