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Avian infectious laryngotracheitis

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:52 IST
Disease name
Avian infectious laryngotracheitis
Species affected
nfectiouslaryngotracheitis (ILT) is an acute, highly contagious, herpesvirus infection of chickens and pheasants characterized by severe dyspnea, coughing, and rales. It can also be a subacute disease with nasal and ocular discharge, tracheitis, conjunctivitis, and mild rales. The disease is caused by Gallid herpesvirus I, commonly known as infectiouslaryngotracheitis virus (ILTV
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
Present in backyard flocks
DAFM Division Responsible
Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Michael Sheahan SSVI
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