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Eradication of exogenous avian leukosis virus from commercial layer breeder lines
  1. LN Payne and
  2. K Howes
  1. Agricultural and Food Research Council Institute for Animal Health, Houghton Laboratory, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.


On the basis of earlier studies, a programme for eradicating exogenous avian leukosis virus from commercial poultry stock was devised and applied to 11 layer breeder lines. After three years of testing, avian leukosis virus infection was eradicated completely from all but one, a slow-feathering line.

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