National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)

Topics in Animal Health Research 1995

01. Detection of Turkey Rhinotracheitis Virus from Chickens with Swollen Head Syndrome by Reverse Transcriptase-Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction


High sensitive detection method of turkey rhinotracheitis virus (TRTV) was developed by reverse transcriptase - nested polymerase chain reaction. TRTV was highly detected from field case of swollen head syndrome (SHS) by applying the PCR method, and correlation between TRTV infection and SHS outbreak was suggested.
(Fourth Lab. of Virology, Second Research Division)