Turkey Rhinotracheitis (Adult)

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A disease of turkeys caused by the viruses of the Pneumovirus genus, Paramyxoviridae. Morbidity is 10-100% and mortality 1- 30%. Rapid transmission occurs laterally, possibly involving fomites; vertical transmission is uncertain, maternal antibody may protect.


  • Decreased appetite.
  • Loss of voice.
  • Ocular and nasal discharge.
  • Sudden drop in production that lasts 2-3 weeks.
  • Eggs depigmented and thin-shelled.

Post-mortem lesions

  • Serous rhinitis and tracheitis.


Clinical signs - serology, isolation of ciliostatic agent.


Antibiotics are not very effective, control respiratory stressors, chlorinate drinking water.


All-in/all-out production, vaccination - live primer followed by inactivated.

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