Anatipestifer Disease, New Duck Syndrome, DuckSepicaemia
An acute or chronic septicaemic disease caused by
a. It affects ducks of any age, sometimes turkeys, and may also be isolatedfrom chickens, game birds and wild waterfowl. Mortality is 2-75% in young ducks.Transmission is mainly direct, bird-to-bird, via toenail scratches, especially of the ducklingfoot, or through respiratory epithelium during respiratory disease. It can alsobe by faecalcontamination of feed, water or the environment where survival of the infectious agent maybe prolonged. Adverse environmental conditions and pre-existing disease are predisposingfactors.
Neck tucked in.
Disinclined to walk.
Ocular and/or nasal discharge.
Perihepatitis without much smell or liver damage.
Enlarged liver and spleen.
Chronic arthritis, sometimes with erosions of the joint cartilage.
Lesions, isolation and identification of organism-blood or chocolate agar in candle jar or5% CO
. Differentiate from duck viral enteritis, duck viral hepatitis, fowl cholera,colibacillosis, coccidiosis, chlamydiosis.
Sulphonamides and potentiated sulphonamides are the products most commonlyrecommended for drinking water application. Subcutaneous injections of penicillin +dihydrostreptomycin, or streptomycin + dihydrostreptomycin are also highly effective.