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CHAPTER 7SPECIFIC DISEASES OF POULTRY
Diseases caused by viruses and chlamydia
Avian influenza (Fowl plague, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI))
Avian influenza is a viral disease of several avian species in various parts of the world. The disease can range from asymptomatic and mild tohyperacute and fatal. Avian influenza occurs infrequently in
. It is seen as an occupational hazard, primarily to those associated with variedactivities in the poultry industry; employees in abattoirs, vaccinators, laboratory staff and other personnel. In most cases the clinical picture is that of
with rare systemic reactions. Avian influenza is reportable disease in many countries. It has to be confirmed by virus isolation.
: Secretions from infected birds, by wild birds and contaminated feed, equipment and people. Seabirds and migratory waterfowlcomprise the main reservoir for avian influenza virus.
:The incubation period varies from a few hours to about seven days.1.The morbidity and mortality rates can reach 100 % in cases of highly pathogenic strain of the viruses.2.Marked depression, loss of appetite and watery diarrhoea3.Coughing, sneezing, rales, excessive lacrimation4.Drop in egg production in layers5.The conjunctiva is congested and swollen, and occasionally haemorrhagic.6.Swollen combs with cyanotic tips and haemorrhagic surface7.Edematous wattles (Fig. 187) and edema around the eyes, head and neck8.Ruffled feathers and dark red skin (Fig. 188)9.Diffuse haemorrhages between the hocks and feet10.Blood in the cloaca11.
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