Long-term control for IBH includes vaccines, management protocols

Learn more about IBH from industry roundtable participants
calendar icon 4 November 2022
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Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) remains a nagging issue for broiler flocks, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.

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“It seems that IBH is a primary pathogen now, and [its presence] seems to be very widespread,” Suzanne Dougherty, DVM, Pilgrim’s, told fellow participants of a roundtable — “IBH: Managing an emerging immunosuppressive disease of broilers.” The roundtable, organized by Zoetis, involved poultry-company veterinarians with firsthand IBH experience and academicians who’ve studied the disease.

“We’re definitely still struggling,” said Sara Throne, DVM, Simmons Foods. “It [IBH] seems to ebb and flow, and we haven’t always found out why.”

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Editor’s Note: Poultry Health Today editors have developed a booklet with highlights of the roundtable discussion. To download a free copy, click here.

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