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Viral Arthritis (VA)

By |2020-02-07T11:20:24-07:00February 5th, 2020|

Mobility problems and lameness in a flock can have many causes as well as contributing factors including management, nutrition, bacterial infections, and viral infections. Do you have leg issues in your barn? Are you observing an increased amount of “hockey sticks” or “green hock” legs? How much of your flock is affected? Is this [...]

Avian Influenza Outbreaks (Canada 2014-2015)

By |2018-04-12T10:58:27-06:00December 15th, 2015|

Introduction Avian influenza (AI) is a contagious viral infection that can affect poultry as well as pet and wild birds. AI viruses are classified into two categories: low pathogenicity (LPAI) and highly pathogenic (HPAI), based on the level of severity of the illness caused in birds (Diseases of Poultry, 13th ed. 2013). Canada has [...]

Reovirus (REO)

By |2018-04-12T10:55:10-06:00December 2nd, 2015|

Reovirus (REO)Are you noticing an increasing trend of problems with mobility and lameness in your flock as the birds grow?  There are a number of potential causes for lameness in a growing flock and with this article we will explain viral arthritis and reovirus.What are Viral Arthritis and Reovirus?Viral arthritis describes inflammation in a joint(s) [...]