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Update Date: [2013-11-13]

NO.: 30
 
Reportno.

AHRI report No.30

Topic

Swollen head syndrome in Taiwan-isolation of an avian pneumovirus and serological survey
 

Department

1 Taiwan Animal Health Research Institute
2.Dertnent of Veterinary Mdicine, National Taiwan University

Author Y.S, Lul, Y.S. Shien2, HJ. Tsail, CS. Tsengl, S.H. Leel andD.F. Lini
Summary

Outbreal of swollen head syndrome (SHS) were oltervad in two broiler and two broiler-heeder farms in Taiwan. The disease was chaxacterthi by oedematous swelling of the head, espaially surrounding the eyelids, the neck and wattles. Avian
pneumovirus and Escherichia coli were isolated from birds in all fon farms. In addition, Staphylccccous aureus and infecctious bursal disease virus were each isolaJ from one fain A serologkal survey of 398 virds from 11 vroi]er breeder farms showed 86,4%(344) of them had ELlA antibodies against turkey rhinotacheitis virus.
 

Keyword

Swollen head syndrome, SHS, Avian pneuxnovinis