by Watt Global Media/March 10, 2021
Newcastle disease (ND) is a highly contagious, generalized viral disease of domestic poultry, cage and aviary birds, and wild birds but also seen in domestic poultry as a rapidly fatal, high-mortality condition characterized by gastrointestinal, respiratory and/or nervous signs. ND viruses have a varying capability to produce clinical disease in domestic chickens, with some virus strains showing high levels of pathogenicity. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has defined ND as the disease caused by viruses whose high and moderate pathogenicity is demonstrated in tests on chickens. Vaccination and biosecurity are considered the best remedies in the prevention and control of the disease in domestic poultry.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
1. Infection of domestic poultry with NDV contributes to decreased productivity.
2. Infected birds shed virus in exhaled air, respiratory discharges, and feces.
3. Movement of infected birds and transfer of virus.
4. Immune status of poultry flock.
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