Submitted to: American Association of Avian Pathologists
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2006
Publication Date: June 1, 2006
Citation: Witter, R.L. 2006. Prevention and control of reticuloendotheliosis virus infection: rationale and strategies. American Association of Avian Pathologists. In: A.A.A.P. Symposium Program, "Impact of Subclinical Immunosuppression on Poultry Production", July 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii. p. 81-89. Technical Abstract: Reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) is a common retroviral infection of poultry that only rarely causes significant disease problems. Typically, the issue of control is dismissed as unnecessary for and not practiced in commercial flocks. Prevention is a more relevant issue and preventive measures are actively practiced in several situations. REV is a dangerous virus that is of present concern to the poultry industry and could become more important in the future. The focus of this paper will be to present the situations where actions may be indicated to prevent or control REV infection and to describe what actions may be most useful.