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Monday, December 22, 2014
Molecular technology can identify IB strains
Advances in molecular technology now make it possible to pinpoint the strains of infectious bronchitis (IB) affecting poultry flocks and to tailor a vaccine program that can more effectively control the disease. By comparing sequences of commercial infectious bronchitis (IB) vaccine strains to those in the field, it is possible to determine if an IB field strain is identical to a vaccine IB strain or different in a defined way.
How PCR analysis (genetic analysis) helps identify variants
How to identify the "vaccine strain"
The persistency of 4/91
Local/region IB variants
The speaker for this webinar will be Dr. Richard Currie, veterinarian and co-founder of x-OvO.
Currie is a veterinary graduate of Edinburgh University with a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology. He began his poultry career with Aviagen as the veterinarian in charge of the pedigree program. Currie moved to Fort Dodge Animal Health as director of poultry, prior to co-founding x-OvO in 2007. x-OvO is a specialist diagnostics organization, marketing a complete line of serological tests, plus diagnostic antigens and sera.