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Global disease update - AI overshadowing erosive diseases

Following the pattern established in early 2004, poultry health has been dominated by considerations relating to avian influenza. This preoccupation has tended to overshadow the presence of erosive diseases, which collectively have a greater financial impact on the health and productivity of chickens, turkeys and ducks than the more newsworthy catastrophic diseases.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 21 number 7. To view the article online simply click on the link below.


Keywords: respiratory diseases, coccidiosis, AI, poultry health, avian influenza, chickens, turkeys, ducks.


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