Learn Animal Disease with Braimy -B.Sc. Agriculture
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  • Also known as Avian influenza or fowl plague
  • Viral respiratory disease of poultry caused by type A strains of the influenza virus.

a) Etiology:

  • H5N1 virus

b) Symptoms:

  • Sudden death
  • Lack of appetite
  • Swelling of head, eye lids, combs, wattles and legs
  • Purple discoloration of wattles and comb
  • Nasal discharge
  • Diarrhea
  • Incubation period is 3-5 days
  • Lymphopenia

Bird flu detected in Bhaktapur – Corporate Khabar

c) Transmission:

  • Direct contact
  • Faeces, Saliva, Fomites, dirt
  • Respiratory droplets

d) Prevention and treatment:

  • Vaccination
  • Rapid diagnosis
  • Infection control
  • Disinfection
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