ISRAEL - There were four outbreaks of Newcastle disease in poultry between 21 and 23 March, involving more than 55,000 birds, both chickens and pigeons.
In Follow-up Report No.17 dated 4 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the veterinary authority in Israel records four new outbreaks of Newcastle disease.
The outbreaks started between 21 and 23 March. Two were in the Acco district of Hazafon and the other two were in the Rehovot region of Hadarom.
In one outbreak in five-week-old broilers, 50,000 birds were affected. Around 1,500 showed symptoms and 750 died, showing characteristic ulcers in the intestine. The remaining birds were destroyed.
Other outbreaks involved a small backyard flock, a flock of 5,400 laying hens and a group of ornamental pigeons.
In total, 55,553 birds were affected; all either dead or were destroyed.
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