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Serum Antibody Levels against Infectious Bursal Disease Virus in Village Chickens Using Indirect Hemagglutination Test
 
Emmanuel Chukwudi Okwor, Didacus Chukwuemeka Eze* and Kodi Okonkwo
Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
*Corresponding author: eldidacuscj@yahoo.com

Abstract   

The serum antibody levels against infectious bursal disease (IBD) virus in unvaccinated village chickens (n=484) reared in and around Nsukka, Southeast Nigeria were studied using indirect hemagglutination (IHA) test.  Result showed a high seroprevalence (88.4%). Therefore, there is need for government involvement in the control of this disease in village chickens through extension services and mass vaccination of poultry population.

Key words: IBD, IHT, Nsukka, Serum antibody, Village chickens

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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