Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/22/2005
Publication Date: 8/22/2005
Citation: Fadly, A.M. 2005. Avian tumor diseases. 14th World Veterinary Poultry Congress and Exhibition, August 22-26, 2005, Istanbul, Turkey. Paper No. 4. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Avian tumor diseases are divided into two main categories, depending on whether the etiologic agent is known. In addition to causing economic losses from tumor mortality as well as poor performance, some of these tumor diseases have served as highly suitable models for studying various phenomena of neoplasia. Virus-induced neoplastic diseases of poultry are the most common naturally occurring, and economically significant avian tumor diseases. These diseases are caused by either a herpesvirus, Marek's disease, or by a retrovirus, leukosis/sarcoma group, reticuloendotheliosis and lymphoproliferative disease of turkeys. This review is primarily aimed at addressing current status and future challenges regarding control of these three important virus-induced tumor diseases of poultry, namely avian leukosis, reticuloendotheliosis, and Marek's disease.