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Occurrence of infectious laringotracheitis on farms in Vojvodina

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Author(s): Orlić Dušan B. | Kapetanov Miloš | Kovačević Mira | Velhner Maja | Stojanović Dragica

Journal: Veterinarski Glasnik
ISSN 0350-2457

Volume: 57;
Issue: 1-2;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2003;
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Keywords: Laringotracheitis infectiosa avium | herpesviruses | epizootiology

ABSTRACT
For over 10 years infectious laringotracheitis has occurred rarely in Vojvodina. In such situations morbidity was 40% and mortality was 16%. Drop in egg production was over 30% and after 4 weeks egg production returned to normal. After the disappearance of clinical symptoms and after 30 days of quarantine and disinfection of eggs with formaldehyde and 5% hydrogen peroxide there was no appearance of the disease in hatched chickens. Clinical observation and pathohistology results are valuable proof for diagnosis of ILT. Diagnosis of ILT should be confirmed by virus isolation or applying serological tests such as ELISA on sera from diseased chickens.
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