Indirect fluorescent antibody test for the diagnosis of coronaviral enteritis of turkeys (bluecomb)

Am J Vet Res. 1976 Sep;37(9):1111-2.

Abstract

Frozen sections of intestine obtained from experimentally infected embryos were satisfactory as a suitable antigen in the indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) test for detection of antibodies to turkey coronaviral enteritis (TCE). Antibodies were detected in infected turkeys at 14 days after infection and persisted for at least 107 days when the 1st experiment was concluded. Antibodies were also detected in infected turkeys at 9 days after infection and persisted for at least 160 days when the 2nd experiment was terminated. The IFA test may be of value as a rapid and economical screening method for TCE antibodies.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Enteritis, Transmissible, of Turkeys / diagnosis*
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Poultry Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Turkeys*