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More Newcastle Disease in Israel

04 February 2013

ISRAEL - The Israeli veterinary authorities have reported four new outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Hadarom, Hazafon and Hamerkaz.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 6 on 28 January 2013. The outbreaks have been detected in 32 and 33 week old broilers and and 7 and 20 week old turkeys.

In the case of the 33 week old broilers, a 10 per cent drop in lay was noted. All the eggs were destroyed.

No clinical signs were noted in the 32 week old broilers. However, a slight drop in lay was marked a few days after the tests came out positive. All eggs were to be destroyed till further tests proved negative.

Respiratory system syndrome was noted in the 20 week old turkeys. Typical pathological lesions were observed.

Out of 77000 susceptible birds, approximately 8000 cases were reported. While 1070 birds were found dead, 21000 were destroyed.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive. However, the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

Several control measures have been applied in order to contain the situation.

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