Submitted to: Western Poultry Disease Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/15/2005
Publication Date: 3/7/2006
Citation: Spackman, E. 2006. Detection methods for enteric viruses of poultry: an overview and glimpses of the future. In: Proceedings of the Western Poultry Disease Conference, March 5-8, 2006, Sacramento, California. p. 46-50.
Technical Abstract: Similar to all economically important species, including people, enteric viruses are abundant in poultry. Rotaviruses, reoviruses, coronaviruses, adenoviruses and astroviruses are among the most commonly identified virus families in the intestinal tracts of both healthy and sick, chickens and turkeys. Each of which represents a diverse family of viruses, most of which have been minimally characterized. Most virus diagnostic technique has been applied to enteric virus detection, however his discussion will focus on the most commonly used tests for the most commonly targeted viruses. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, but an overview of common methods. Novel virus technology will also be discussed.