A fowl adenovirus type belonging to species Fowl adenovirus B was isolated and molecularly typed for the first time in Hungary from 6-week-old broilers. Twenty birds were submitted to the diagnostic institute because of alterations observed in the liver, kidney and joints in the flock. In seven chickens, incipient fibrotic air sacculitis and pericarditis were diagnosed. The routine bacteriological examination and the mycoplasmaPCR were negative in every case. Heart, liver, gut and Achilles tendon samples were used to attempt virus isolation. From the Achilles tendon, a cytopathogenic virus was isolated by using primary chicken embryo liver cell culture. A partial gene sequence from the isolate was almost identical to the corresponding sequence of fowl adenovirus 5 (FAdV-5). Further investigation is needed to address the pathogenicity of the isolated virus. Screening of Hungarian chicken flocks would also be essential to detect the prevalence and eventual spreading of this FAdV type in Hungary.
|Translated title of the contribution||First Hungarian isolation of an adenovirus type belonging to species Fowl adenovirus B|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2011|
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