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Infectious bursal disease (Gumboro disease

Last Modified: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:37:01 IST
Disease name Infectious bursal disease (Gumboro disease
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Avian
Definition Infectious bursal disease (IBD) is caused by a virus that is a member of the genus Avibirnavirus of the family Birnaviridae. Although turkeys, ducks, guinea fowl and ostriches may be infected, clinical disease occurs solely in chickens. Only young birds are clinically affected
Status in Ireland Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Present
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Legislation
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.03.12_IBD.pdf
Publications