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Research Project: Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Disease Outbreaks Caused by Emerging Strains of Avian Influenza Viruses

Location: Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research

Title: A research update for southeast poultry research laboratory

item Suarez, David
item Afonso, Claudio
item Spackman, Erica
item Swayne, David
item Kapczynski, Darrell
item Pantin Jackwood, Mary

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/28/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory continues with their modernization plan. The 35% architectural drawings have been completed and the project is currently out for bid for the completion of the design and building of the new facility. Research activities in the Exotic and Emerging Avian Viral Disease unit include responding to the H7N9 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Tennessee and the related low pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky. The virus appeared to be the classic case of a wild bird virus entering poultry flock and mutating to highly pathogenic avian influenza. Studies of virus inactivation in feces demonstrates that heating of manure is a cost effective way to disinfect a poultry house. Considerable progress on the use of Next Generation Sequencing using a sequence independent approach for diagnostics continues. Testing of field samples or first passage in eggs show the technique can identify multiple pathogens at the same time. Work on Newcastle disease virus continues to look at new viral vectored vaccines for both NDV and the use of NDV as a viral vector