Marek´s disease News

News published on August 11, 2014:

Developing Tools To Fight Marek’s Disease

New tests and vaccines are making it easier to detect viruses in chickens and protect them from the cancer-like diseases some of them cause.One of the latest tools developed by scientists at the Agricultural Re...
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Sandra Avant - USDA, Agricultural Research magazine (ARS)
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News published on August 15, 2008:

Identification of QTL and Genes for Resistance to Marek’s Disease in Advanced Intercross Lines

An advanced intercross (F6) between two commercial layer lines was used to map genes associated with survival to Marek’s disease using candidate gene and quantitative trait locus mapping approaches. After furth...
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Iowa State University and USDA Poultry Science Day
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News published on March 27, 2008:

Wood-based litter protects against Marek’s Disease virus

A Poultry CRC-funded epidemiological survey of Australian broiler flocks has indicated that one of the protective factors against Marek's Disease virus may be the use of wood-based litter1.A survey of farms acr...
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Australia Poultry CRC
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News published on November 26, 2004:

Int’l - Mutations in meq linked to Marek disease viruses of high virulence

Mutations in meq are associated with Marek disease viruses of high virulence. "Marek disease (MD) is a highly contagious lymphoproliferative and demyelinating disorder of chickens. MD is caused by Marek's d...
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Hoovers Online
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