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Characterisation of an infectious bronchitis virus isolated from vaccinated broiler breeder flocks
  1. D Parsons,
  2. MM Ellis,
  3. D Cavanagh and
  4. JK Cook

Abstract

Four apparently serologically closely related isolates of infectious bronchitis virus were obtained from two flocks of vaccinated broiler breeders, one mile apart, which were experiencing increased mortality and decreases in egg production. The isolates were serologically distinct from isolates previously described and capable of causing characteristic infectious bronchitis-like respiratory infection in young chicks. In one experiment, the H120 vaccine strain of the virus did not protect the trachea against challenge with the new isolates 21 days later.

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