A genetic-epidemiological model for Marek's Disease in poultry

M. Nath, S. C. Bishop

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The objective of the present study was to develop a basic genetic epidemiological model for Marek's Disease (MD) infection in poultry, identify space parameters that describe the disease dynamics correctly and investigate the impact of possible genetic and vaccination control strategies on overall disease dynamics. The proposed genetic-epidemiological model captured the epidemiology and underlying immunogenetic mechanisms of MD under vaccinated and unvaccinated cases. With appropriate alterations of parameters, the present model of MD could be used for evaluation of different genetic and non-genetic strategies to control MD in poultry populations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the British Society of Animal Science Annual Conference 2009
Place of PublicationPenicuik
PublisherBritish Society of Animal Science
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9780906562659
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventBSAS/WPSA Annual Conference - Southport, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Mar 20091 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameAdvances in Animal Sciences
VolumeMarch 2009


ConferenceBSAS/WPSA Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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