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Turkey rhinotracheitis

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:37 IST
Disease name
Turkey rhinotracheitis
Species affected
Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) causes an acute highly contagious upper respiratory tract infection primarily of turkeys and chickens. The disease produced by aMPV was originally referred to as avian pneumovirus infection and avian rhinotracheitis; it also has been referred to as turkey rhinotracheitis in turkeys and swollen head syndrome (SHS) in chickens.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Michael Sheahan SSVI
Link to relevant external website