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Prevalence of inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) in Poland from 2010-2014

Authors
  • Gaweł, A.
  • Nowak, M.
  • Ciaputa, R.
  • Bobrek, K.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
Publisher
De Gruyter Open
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2016
Volume
19
Issue
4
Pages
889–891
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/pjvs-2016-0111
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

This study investigated the prevalence of inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) infections during the past five years (2010-2014) in broiler chicken flocks in Poland. The diagnosis of IBH was based on anatomopathological investigations and histopathological analyzes. IBH was the most prevalent disease in broiler flocks in Poland (10.4%) during this time period, and occurred as a primary infection. The fewest cases of IBH occurred in the summer, suggesting that the temperature may have been a possible stressor that increased susceptibility to IBH. However, over the last 5 years the occurrence of clinical IBH cases in Poland has systematically decreased.

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