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
- Infected birds, contaminated objects (clothing, footwear, equipment)
- Mainly Affects
- It may predispose infected birds to have other complications
- 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
Impact on Liveability
Impact on Production
Overall Economic Impact
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