Submitted to: American Association of Avian Pathologists
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 6, 2009
Publication Date: July 11, 2009
Citation: Zsak, L., Day, J.M., Strother, K.O. 2009. Enteric disease in broiler chickens following experimental infection with chicken parvovirus [abstract]. American Association of Avian Pathologists. In proceedings of American Association of Avian Pathologists, Seattle, Washington, July 11-12, 2009. p. 40. Technical Abstract: Day-old broiler chickens were inoculated orally with the chicken parvovirus strain, chicken parvovirus-P1. In four independent experiments, characteristic clinical signs of enteric disease including watery, mustard color diarrhea and growth retardation were observed following infection. The virus was shedding in feces between 4 and 21 days post infection and viremia was detectable from 7 days post infection to 21/28 days post infection. Anti-parvovirus immunoglobulin M antibodies appeared as early as 14 days post infection and nearly all infected birds seroconverted by 28 days post infection. Our data indicate that maternal antibodies have a major role in the pathogenesis of chicken parvovirus in the host.