Diagnostic test for Avian Influenza Virus (AIV Ag)
Bird flu, or avian influenza (AIV), is a viral infection spread from bird to bird. Most AI viruses (H1-16 subtypes) are of low pathogenicity, but some of the H5 and H7 AI viruses are highly pathogenic for chickens, turkeys, and related gallinaceous domestic poultry. LP AI viruses typically produce respiratory signs such as sneezing, coughing, ocular and nasal discharge, and swollen infraorbital sinuses in poultry. HP AI viruses cause severe, systemic disease with high mortality in chickens, turkeys, and other gallinaceous poultry; mortality can be as high as 100% in a few days. In peracute cases, clinical signs or gross lesions may be lacking before death. However, in acute cases, lesions may include cyanosis and edema of the head, comb, wattle, and snood (turkey); edema and red discoloration of the shanks and feet due to subcutaneous ecchymotic hemorrhages; petechial hemorrhages on visceral organs and in muscles; and blood-tinged oral and nasal discharges.
Vaccines can prevent clinical signs and death. At farm level preventive hygienic measures such as cleaning and disinfection are crucial.
Diagnostic test for Avian Influenza Virus
Diagnostic test contains the following components:
- REDTEST test device
- Assay buffer
- Disposable dropper
- Cotton swab
- Instruction of use