(IBD) INFECTIOUS BURSAL DISEASE VIRUS ANTIBODY Test Kit
Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD), or Gumboro Disease, is a viral disease usually affecting young chickens 3 to 6 weeks old, and transmitted by contaminated feed and water. Bursa of Fabricious is the main target organ of IBDV, which is an important organ for young chickens as an immune development. IBDV serotype 1 causes clinical disease in chickens younger than 10 weeks, with older chickens usually showing no clinical signs. IBDV serotype 2 is widespread in turkeys and is sometimes found in chickens and ducks. In practice, a diagnosis can be indicated by the sudden onset of mortality in chickens between 2 and 8 weeks of age, and the presence of distinctive lesions in the Bursa of Fabricious and accompanying blood spots in the musculature of the breast and thigh of affected chickens.