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Avian infectious laryngotracheitis

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:52 IST
Disease name Avian infectious laryngotracheitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Avian
Definition 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 Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Present in backyard flocks
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link