Immunoprotectivity of attenuated turkey poxvirus in turkey poults and broiler chicks

EM Odoya, A Abegunde, BG Agyogbo, SO Omatainse, NI Ogo, MF Ogo, PN Gida



In Nigeria, fowl pox vaccine is used in all categories of poultry. However there has been reports of outbreak of turkey pox virus in poults previously vaccinated with fowl pox vaccine. Pox Lesion from poults was excised for isolation of virus and viral propagation in chorioallantoid membrane. Turkey pox virus were isolated from the infected turkeys and confirmed by infecting susceptible turkeys with the isolate to reproduce the disease. Persistence of both turkey poults and broiler chickens to challenge after vaccination with attenuated turkey poxvirus was confirmed.

African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology Vol. 7(2) 2006: 98-100