Findings from the surveillance of avian influenza in wild birds and poultry in Denmark

Charlotte Kristiane Hjulsager

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    Avian influenza (AI) is a highly contagious disease that can affect all bird species. The clinical signs include respiratory disease, lethargy, drop in egg production, neurological signs, hemorrhages in shanks, swollen wattles, combs and eyes, and mortality. The severity of disease depends on the virus strain and species of bird, and varies from a subclinical to a highly pathogenic form with up to 100 % mortality within 48 hours. AI is of high economic importance for the poultry production worldwide. Elimination of the disease is a common goal, and in EU, the disease is mainly controlled by surveillance and stamping out procedures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2016
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventNordic Poultry Conference 2016 - Legoland Hotel & Conference, Billund, Denmark
    Duration: 7 Nov 20169 Nov 2016


    ConferenceNordic Poultry Conference 2016
    LocationLegoland Hotel & Conference
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