Spotlight on Avian Pathology

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Spotlight on Avian Pathology

Supporting the recent Spotlight on Avian Pathology launch article presented by Venugopal Nair, we now provide a virtual special issue focused on Marek’s disease (MD). MD remains one of the most widespread and economically important diseases of poultry, incurring annual losses of up to $2billion per annum. Vaccines against MD are available and have proven highly successful, but the ability of the MD virus to evolve and become increasingly virulent poses an ongoing challenge.

In this virtual special issue we present a selection of articles published recently in Avian Pathology, including insights into MD diagnosis and vaccine development, the impact of co-infection and associated immune characterisation.


Article Title Author Volume Issue
Spotlight on avian coronaviruses J. J. (Sjaak) de Wit & Jane K. A. Cook (2020)
Spotlight on avian pathology: aspergillosis Ruediger Hauck, Caroline Cray & Monique França (2019)
Spotlight on Histomonosis (blackhead disease): a re-emerging disease in turkeys and chickens Dieter Liebhart & Michael Hess (2019)
Spotlight on avian pathology: infectious bronchitis virus J. J. (Sjaak) de Wit & Jane K. A. Cook Vol. 48 Iss. 5 (2019)
Spotlight on avian pathology: Campylobacter hepaticus, the cause of Spotty Liver Disease in layers Robert J. Moore, Peter C. Scott & T.T. Hao Van Vol. 48 Iss. 4 (2019
Spotlight on avian pathology: fowlpox virus Efstathios S. Giotis & Michael A. Skinner Vol. 48 Iss. 2 (2019)
Spotlight on avian pathology: current growth-related breast meat abnormalities in broilers Francesca Soglia, Maurizio Mazzoni & Massimiliano Petracci Vol. 48 Iss. 1 (2019)
Spotlight on avian pathology: red mite, a serious emergent problem in layer hens F. M. Tomley & O. Sparagano Vol. 47 Iss. 6 (2018)
Spotlight on avian pathology: Marek's disease Venugopal Nair Vol 47 Iss. 5 (2018)
Spotlight on avian pathology: untangling contradictory disease descriptions of necrotic enteritis and necro-haemorrhagic enteritis in broilers E. Goossens, E. Dierick, R. Ducatelle & F. Van Immerseel (2019)
Article Title Author Volume Issue
Use of real-time PCR to rule out Marek's disease in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy Sesny Gall et al. Vol 47 Iss. 5 (2018)
Development of reliable techniques for the differential diagnosis of avian tumour viruses by immunohistochemistry and polymerase chain reaction from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections Husnain Ahmed, Jody Mays, Matti Kiupel & John R. Dunn Vol 47 Iss. 4 (2018)
Characterizing the histopathology of natural co-infection with Marek's disease virus and subgroup J avian leucosis virus in egg-laying hens Yawen Wen et al. Vol 47 Iss. 1 (2018)
Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of a virulent Marek's disease virus field strain in broiler chickens in Japan Hoda A. Abd-Ellatieff et al. Vol 47 Iss. 1 (2018)
Differential amplification of Marek's disease CVI988 vaccine and of wild-type isolates from organs of commercial chickens using single or duplexed probes in real-time PCR Irit Davidson et al. Vol 46 Iss. 6 (2017)
Evaluation of factors influencing the development of late Marek's disease virus-induced immunosuppression: virus pathotype and host sex Nik M. Faiz et al. Vol 46 Iss. 4 (2017)
Protective efficacy of a recombinant bacterial artificial chromosome clone of a very virulent Marek's disease virus containing a reticuloendotheliosis virus long terminal repeat Jody K. Mays et al. Vol 45 Iss. 6 (2016)
Early infection with Marek's disease virus can jeopardize protection conferred by laryngotracheitis vaccines: a method to study MDV-induced immunosuppression Nik M. Faiz Vol 45 Iss. 6 (2016)
Severe necrotic dermatitis in the combs of line 63 chickens infected with Marek's disease virus. Mohammad Heidari et al. Vol 45 Iss. 5 (2016)
Protection provided by Rispens CVI988 vaccine against Marek's disease virus isolates of different pathotypes and early prediction of vaccine take and MD outcome Sithara Ralapanawe et al. Vol 45 Iss. 1 (2016)
Further observations on serotype 2 Marek's disease virus-induced enhancement of spontaneous avian leukosis virus-like bursal lymphomas in ALVA6 transgenic chickens D W Salter et al. Vol 44 Iss. 1 (2015)
Vaccination-challenge interval markedly influences protection provided by Rispens CVI988 vaccine against very virulent Marek's disease virus challenge Tanzila Islam Vol 42 Iss. 6 (2013)

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