Turkey viral hepatitis
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|Turkey viral hepatitis|
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The aetiological agent of turkey viral hepatitis is a virus from the Picornaviridae family.
It has been seen in Canada, Italy, the US and the UK.
Clinical signs and diagnosis
Egg hatching and production can be affected.
Diagnosis relies on isolation of the virus from samples of internal organs or the faeces inoculated into embryonated chicken eggs.
Treatment and control
There is no specific treatment for the condition.
Control may rely on boosting bird immunity, preventing group mixing and faecal spreading.
- Turkey Viral Hepatitis, expert reviewed and published by Wikivet at http://en.wikivet.net/Turkey_Viral_Hepatitis accessed 07/10/2011.
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