Year  Event  Reference

First report of an etiologic agent of rhinotracheitis of turkey poults.

Simmons et al (1979) Avian Dis. 1979, 23, 194–203.
1980 The primary etiological agent was confirmed to be of viral origin in South Africa in 1978 and was initially termed “Turkey Rhinotracheitis Virus” (TRTV). Buys and Preez (1980) Turkeys 1980, 28, 36–46.

The isolation and attenuation of a virus causing rhinotracheitis in turkeys in South Africa.

Buys et al (1989) Onderstepoort J. Vet. Res. 1989, 56, 87–98.

Dr Buys (right) and Me - 2018, South Africa