Avian pneumoviruses (APVs) cause major disease and welfare problems in many areas of the world. In turkeys the respiratory disease and the effect on egg . Avian pneumovirus (APV) is the cause of a respiratory disease of turkeys characterized by coughing, ocular and nasal discharge, and swelling of the infraorbital. Abstract. Avian pneumovirus (APV) causes upper respiratory tract infection in chickens and turkeys. There is a serious respiratory disease in chickens, resulti.

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Several authors have shown that live vaccines are effective, irrespective of the seroconversion produced Cook et al. If you continue browsing, we understand that you accept our use of these cookies. This is the period when most of the respiratory problems begin in broiler flocks in Jordan. Future work may and should include the use of RT-PCR-positive nasal turbinate homogenates for isolation of the virus. There is no specific treatment but antibiotics should be given to prevent secondary bacterial infections.

Views Read Edit View history. In conclusion, the Jordanian poultry industry, vaccination programs should be adjusted to include the APV vaccine to aid in the control of this respiratory disease.

There is a serious respiratory disease in chickens in Jordan causing catastrophic economic losses to the chicken industry. APV has recently been reported in the USA for the first time and the virus isolated was a different type or possibly a different serotype from the APVs found elsewhere.

Avian pneumovirus APV causes upper aviam tract infection in chickens and turkeys. Unfortunately, positive controls for other subtypes were unavailable for use in this study. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. News 1st Theoretical and practical course on Newcastle disease in Malaysia Coccidiosis and welfare-friendly production systems for laying hens: In general, long cycle birds will receive live and inactivated vaccines if they are permittedwhile short cycle or meat production poultry only pneumovurus live vaccines.


Pathogenesis of avian pneumovirus infection in turkeys.

Navigation menu Personal tools A vaccine is available for turkeys and chickens and is effective in controlling the disease. About About 5m Publishing Our Editors. Stocking density should be reduced if possible, and aviqn maximised as another method of control. Torticollisreluctance to move, swelling of the head, face and eyes and head shaking are manifestations of more severe cases.

Although different subtypes and possibly different serotypes pneumovlrus, there is good cross protection between them. This concept is even more relevant Avian pneumovirus, current status and control programmes used 24 January Isolation of APV will allow the possibility of making autogenous vaccines.

Diseases of Poultry, 12th Edition eds. Metapneumovirus Virus classification Group: This may be due to the short life span of broiler flocks and the time of blood sample collection, which was at the acute stage of the respiratory disease. Retrieved from ” https: The datasheet was accessed on 6 June Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. According to these results, the vaccination programme can be switched from seasonal pneumocirus continuous, or vice versa. Countries can be classified as: Sixty turkey poults were reared in isolation conditions.

There are currently different vaccination programmes, depending on the status of the disease in each country and different epidemiological situations. The disease presents clinical symptoms largely in the production phase, so corrective measures are difficult, if not impossible, at this time. It was first reported in South Africa in the late s Buys and Du Preez,initially in turkeys and later in chickens Buys et al. The virus is widespread in Europe.


In layers, aMPV is a long-term challenge for health and, thus, for economic returns.

Avian pneumovirus infections of turkeys and chickens.

Turkey poults can be severely affected and show neurological signs and death. Air quality should be monitored and maximised and birds of different ages segregated wherever possible.

In this experiment, turkey poults inoculated with tissue culture-propagated APV developed clinical signs similar avvian those seen in field cases associated with infection with this virus. Copyright Harcourt Publishers Ltd.

Clinical signs are largely respiratory, including sneezing, coughing, nasal secretion, conjunctivitis and oedematous sinuses Images 1 and 2and swollen head can present in complex cases with bacterial infections Images 3 and 4. However, in chickens, the role of APV as a primary pathogen is less clear, although it is widely believed to be one of the factors involved in Swollen Head Syndrome. The positive flocks comprised Events Latest Events Submit Event. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.