Adenovirus Mild Respiratory Disease ...

Adenovirus Mild Respiratory Disease in Laying Hens

A survey of records of virus isolations, clinical, and necropsy findings over a 20 years period, involving hundreds of adenovirus isolations, indicated no primary role for adenovirus in fowl respiratory disease.

Causing Agents
Viral Disease. Virus Adenovirus. Subgroup I aviadenoviruses.
Affected Systems/Organs
Respiratory
Spread
Infected birds, contaminated objects (clothing, footwear, equipment)
Mainly Affects
It may predispose infected birds to have other complications
Solution
Good biosecurity and hygiene programs. Some vitamins and minerals may assist in alleviating respiratory symptoms.
Suggested Actions
  • Can be confirmed with clinical signs and gross lesions
  • Can be dealt with in house
  • Diagnosis should be confirmed with rapid assays and/or a certified laboratory

Impact on Egg quality

0

Impact on Liveability

0


Impact on Production

0

Overall Economic Impact

0



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