ThePoultrySite Quick Disease Guide
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By Paul McMullin
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Paramyxovirus PMV-6 infection of turkeys. The infection is transmitted by birds, including wild bird contact and fomites. The infection is inapparent in ducks and geese. Vertical transmission does not usually occur. Mortality is 0-5%.
- Reduction in egg production.
- Mild respiratory signs.
- No specific lesions.
Isolation in CE, HA+, HI with ND serum or DID (less cross reactions), IFA.
No specific treatment, antibiotics to control secondary bacteria.
Quarantine, biosecurity, all-in/all-out production.