Summary and Implications
The differences between relatively resistant and susceptible chicken lines can be utilized to study the genetics behind disease resistance. To assess resistance, the viral quantity in each bird was measured after challenge with Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) at two time points. As predicted, the resistant line was able to clear the virus more quickly than the susceptible line. Further studies are needed to determine the genetics responsible for resistance.
Iowa State University
Herrmann, Melissa S.; Gallardo, Rodrigo; Bunn, David A.; Zhou, Huaijun; and Lamont, Susan J.
"Do Two Distinct Chicken Lines Differ in Their Response to Newcastle Disease Virus?,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 662, ASL R3098.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol662/iss1/59