Acute Virus Infections of Poultry

A Seminar in the CEC Agricultural Research Programme, held in Brussels, June 13–14, 1985

  • J. B. McFerran
  • M. S. McNulty

Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. J. M. Wood, R. G. Webster, Y. Kawaoka, W. J. Bean, V. F. Nettles
    Pages 1-22
  3. M. S. McNulty, J. B. McFerran
    Pages 36-44
  4. H. Vindevogel, J.-P. Duchatel
    Pages 67-77
  5. E. F. Kaleta, B. Polten, N. Schmeer, J. Meister
    Pages 78-86
  6. F. G. Davelaar, B. Kouwenhoven, A. G. Burger
    Pages 103-121
  7. J. P. Picault, G. Bennejean, P. Drouin, M. Guittet, J. Protais, R. L’Hospitalier et al.
    Pages 122-127
  8. G. Koch, L. Hartog, A. Kant, D. van Roozelaar, G. F. de Boer
    Pages 128-138
  9. M. Guittet, V. Marius, J. P. Picault, G. Bennejean, H. Lecoq, J. Lamande
    Pages 139-152
  10. R. C. Jones, M. El Houadfi, Jane K. A. Cook, A. Ambali
    Pages 161-164
  11. B. Kouwenhoven, M. H. Vertommen, E. Goren
    Pages 165-178
  12. G. Meulemans, M. Decaesstecker, G. Charlier
    Pages 179-189
  13. J. B. McFerran, M. S. McNulty
    Pages 195-202
  14. V. v. Bülow, B. Fuchs, R. Rudolph
    Pages 203-212
  15. H. Farmer, W. S. K. Chalmers, P. R. Woolcock
    Pages 213-222
  16. A. Cakala, F. Coudert, E. Salamanowicz, L. Cauchy
    Pages 231-238

About this book


This book is based on the proceedings of a seminar on acute viral in­ fections of poultry, which was held in Brussels on 13-14 June 1985. The aim of the seminar, which was sponsored by the CEC, was to gather infor­ mation on those infections of immediate or increasing importance. It is hoped that dissemination of this information will make it easier to har­ monize diagnostic and control measures throughout the member states of the EEC. Several points emerge from recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza. In view of the apparent change in pathogenicity of the virus involved in the outbreak in the USA, infections of domestic poultry, particularly with H5 and H7 sub-types, should be regarded as a potential threat, even if the viruses involved are of low pathogenicity. The reasons for the amount of lateral spread which occurred in the USA outbreak are still not clear, and it can not be assumed that future outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza will tend to be self-limiting, as in the past. The importance of denying access of wild birds, particularly water fowl, to domestic poultry needs to be re-emphasised. Lastly, there appears to be increasing support for a combination of slaughter and ring vaccination to control future outbreaks of spreading avian influenza.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. B. McFerran
    • 1
  • M. S. McNulty
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterinary Research LaboratoriesBelfastNorthern Ireland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8405-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4287-5
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