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Table 1 Detection of avian HEV antibodies and RNA in sera and feces from 4 layer flocks

From: Effect of housing arrangement on fecal-oral transmission of avian hepatitis E virus in chicken flocks

Chicken flock Scale Breed Housing arrangements Serum samples Fecal samples
Detected number Sum Positive
rate
Detected number Sum Positive
rate
A 2000 Hy-Line Brown Cage-free 18 30 60% 7 28 25%
B 10,000 Hy-Line Brown Caged 4 34 11.76% 1 25 4%
C 3000 Hy-Line Brown Cage-free 15 31 48.39% 6 29 20.69%
D 8000 Hy-Line Brown Caged 4 32 12.5% 2 28 7.14%