Researchers investigate characteristics of turkey hepatitis reovirus

Findings indicate THRVs are likely variants of turkey arthritis reoviruses
calendar icon 1 August 2022
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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation recently announced the completion of a funded research project at the University of Minnesota in which researchers investigated the characteristics of turkey hepatitis reovirus (THRV). The research was made possible in part by an endowing foundation gift from the Cooper Family Foundation and is part of the association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing.

The project, entitled Pathogenicity and Genetic Profile of Turkey Hepatitis Reovirus , will be headed by Rob Porter of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota.

Porter, a professor at the University of Minnesota along with colleagues, recently completed a research project investigating the characteristics of turkey hepatitis reovirus (THRV). The research was designed to answer the following questions:

  • What are the characteristics of this virus?
  • Where did it come from?
  • How is it different from the other major reoviruses of poultry?
  • Are the reoviruses widely distributed?

Findings indicated that THRVs are probably variants of turkey arthritis reoviruses. THRV consistently induced tenosynovitis in inoculated poults.

The research summary can be found on the USPOULTRY website.

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