Submitted to: American Association of Avian Pathologists
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 2, 2007
Publication Date: July 15, 2007
Citation: Spackman, E., Pantin Jackwood, M.J. 2007. Evaluation of poultry diagnostic tests for avial influenza virus in duck origin samples [abstract]. 144th American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention, July 14-18, 2007, Washington, DC. CDROM. Technical Abstract: Diagnostic test for the detection and identification of avian influenza virus (AIV) infection in chickens and turkeys have been well established and commercial test kits are available for some applications. However few, if any diagnostic tests have been validated or evaluated for use with specimens from domestic ducks, which represent a smaller, but critical sector of the commercial poultry industry for AIV monitoring. In this study we report the evaluation of routine virus detection methods including real-time RT-PCR and commercial antigen immuno-assay kits for the detection of virus in experimentally exposed ducks. Virus isolation was used as a virus detection reference standard.