turkey herpesvirus meaning

  "turkey herpesvirus" in a sentence
  • [Medicine]
    A species in the genus MAREK'S DISEASE-LIKE VIRUSES,in the family HERPESVIRIDAE,infecting turkeys.


  1. Veterinarians use a vaccine prepared from turkey herpesvirus to protect chickens against Marek's disease, which is caused by a different herpesvirus.
  2. There exist commonly used vaccines to some herpesviruses, but only veterinary, such as HVT / LT ( Turkey herpesvirus vector laryngotracheitis vaccine ).

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