Learning objectives:

    • Identify the main distinguishing morphological and molecular features of reoviruses.
    • Describe the clinical presentation and main sources of reovirus infection for poultry.
    • Plan an investigation to identify the cause of reovirus infection.
    • Discuss the main molecular and serological tests for diagnosis of reovirus infection.
    • Appraise the effectiveness of vaccination in controlling reovirus infection.
    • List the main diseases and conditions associated with reovirus infection: tenosynovitis/viral arthritis, runting-stunting syndrome and hepatitis.
    • Describe the aetiology and clinical symptoms of infectious avian encephalomyelitis.

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