Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

TVP caused by CPNV displaying serological cross-reactivity with IBDV

Animals 2021, 11(1), 8. 3 January, 2021

Polish researchers were able to evaluate the etiological agent behind transmissible viral proventriculitis in broiler chickens - the disease that causes severe losses to the poultry industry. The results of their study confirm the hypothesis that the disease is caused by chicken proventricular necrosis virus (CPNV), a member of the Birnaviridae family. Additionally, they have discovered that after CPNV infection, birds produce antibodies that can be detected with the use of a commercial ELISA test, which is specific against other, well-characterized Birnaviridae family member. The results of this study shed a new light on the subjects concerning the diagnosis and prevention of transmissible viral porventriculitis in chickens.
The possibility of using IBDV ELISA kits for TVP diagnosis might be considered. The contribution of FAdV in the development of TVP, require further research.