Inclusion body hepatitis in broiler chickens in Iraq.

  title={Inclusion body hepatitis in broiler chickens in Iraq.},
  author={F A Al-Sheikhly and Arifin Abdul Mutalib},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  volume={23 3},
Eighteen outbreaks of inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) were identified in broiler chickens in Baghdad in 1977 and 1978. The disease was seen mainly in 4-to-6-week-old broiler chickens. The mortality rate did not exceed 1% in any outbreak investigated. The most common gross findings were stellate or punctiform hemorrhagic areas in markedly fatty livers. Noticed in many cases were enlarged and pale kidneys, hemorrhagic lesions in the skeletal muscles, and pale fattened bone marrow. Histological… CONTINUE READING


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