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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Reticuloendotheliosis

item Fadly, Aly
item Zavala, Guillermo
item Witter, Richard

Submitted to: Diseases of Poultry
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/3/2007
Publication Date: 6/20/2008
Citation: Fadly, A.M., Zavala, G., Witter, R.L. 2008. Reticuloendotheliosis. In: Saif, Y.M., Fadly, A.M., Glisson, J.R., McDougald, L.R., Nolan, L.K., Swayne, D.E., editors. Diseases of Poultry. 12th edition. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press. p. 568-588.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Reticuloendotheliosis (RE) designates a group of pathologic syndromes in several avian species caused by retroviruses of the reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) group. The disease syndromes include 1) a runting disease syndrome, 2) chronic neoplasia of lymphoid and other tissues, and 3) acute reticulum cell neoplasia. Disease manifestations are not common although infection appears to be widespread. The REV group now includes strain T, chick syncytial virus, duck infectious anemia virus, spleen necrosis virus. Many other nondefective strains have been isolated from a variety of avian species including turkeys, chickens, ducks, pheasants, geese and prairie chickens. Nondefective strains are a single serotype, but have been differentiated into 3 antigenic subtypes.

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