Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2007
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Page No. 36 - 38

Detection of Avian Leukosis Virus P 27 Antigen in Nigerian Indigenous Chicken

Authors : B.O. Emikpe , O.A. Oladele , D.O. Oluwayelu , D.F. Adene , O.G. Ohore and A.B. Bolarinwa

Abstract: Blood samples from 184 adult indigenous Nigerian chickens were collected at three locations in Ibadan, Nigeria. The serum from each sample was evaluated for Avian Leukosis Virus (ALV) P-27 antigen by the Antigen-ELISA method. An overall prevalence of 70.7% was obtained as it ranges between 63.3-90% in the three locations used. Fifty-six samples (21.9%) with ELISA units (EUs) less than 10 were regarded as negative. Out of the 128 positive sera, 24 were strongly positive, 70 were moderately positive while 34 were weakly positive. The overall mean EUs value was 52.8±24.4. These chickens had no history of vaccination against any poultry virus including ALV and ALV has not been previously reported in indigenous chicken in Nigeria, making this the first evidence of the infection.

How to cite this article:

B.O. Emikpe , O.A. Oladele , D.O. Oluwayelu , D.F. Adene , O.G. Ohore and A.B. Bolarinwa , 2007. Detection of Avian Leukosis Virus P 27 Antigen in Nigerian Indigenous Chicken. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 36-38.

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