Learning objectives:

  • Describe the classification of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) and its importance in the poultry industry.
  • Discuss the pathogenicity and types of disease caused by IBV.
  • Discuss the classical and molecular tests used for the diagnosis of Infectious Bronchitis (IB) in chickens.
  • Discuss the current strategies used to control IBV in poultry.
  • Explain the basis of IB immunity in chickens.
  • Discuss how IBV variants emerge and their clinical significance in poultry.

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