Reduced productive performance and/or damage to immune organs have been associated with infection with chicken anemia virus (CAV) and infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). In addition, a synergistic effect between CAV and IBDV has also been reported.

Register at to attend a webinar, “Preventing Economic Losses from CAV and IBDV synergism,” sponsored by Lohmann Animal Health, now a part of Elanco, and presented by WATT Global Media, to learn about CAV and IBDV co-infection as well as effective CAV control strategies to maximize poultry health. The webinar will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 8 a.m. CDT.

The fact that both immunosuppressive pathogens are ubiquitous in commercial chicken operations provides ample conditions for interaction and a major challenge for poultry veterinarians and producers. While numerous effective strategies have been developed to control IBDV, vaccination against CAV has not received the same level of attention.  Effective CAV vaccination of breeder flocks providing homogeneous and long-lasting immunity to progeny chickens shall reduce the synergistic effect of CAV with IBDV as well as with other pathogens, and ultimately reduce economic losses. 


By attending this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How CAV and IBDV cause immunodeficiency in chickens
  • What scientific evidences support an interaction between CAV and IBDV
  • Why effective vaccination and monitoring are essential to reduce CAV associated health problems

The featured speaker for this webinar is Dr. Haroldo Toro, professor of avian diseases, Department of Pathobiology at Auburn University.

Toro received his DVM degree in 1983 and his PhD in 1987 from the Institute of Avian Diseases of Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany. Between 1987 and 2001, Toro worked in the Laboratory of Avian Pathology at the University of Chile College of Veterinary Sciences. In 2002, he joined the faculty at Auburn University of Veterinary Medicine. His current research focuses on further understanding CAV and the interactions of CAV with other avian pathogens as well as further understanding of the infectious bronchitis role. Toro has published 80 peer-reviewed articles in the field of avian diseases and is a member of the editorial board the of the Avian Diseases journal.