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Inclusion body hepatitis in a flock of commercial broiler chickens


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Bejo, Mohd Hair (2005) Inclusion body hepatitis in a flock of commercial broiler chickens. Jurnal Veterinar Malaysia, 17 (1). pp. 23-26. ISSN 9128-2506

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Thirty- four-day-old broilers from a flock of chickens in a commercial farm in Perak with history of poor growth and high mortality were submitted for necropsy. On necropsy, mild to moderate enlargement of liver with pale, friable and fatty changes in appearance, and areas of haemorrhage and congestion were observed. The kidney was pale and slightly enlarged. Histologically, numerous eosinophilic and basophilic, round or irregular-shaped intranuclear inclusion bodies were observed in the hepatocytes. The hepatic parenchyma was moderately degenerated and necrotised. Moderate congestion with areas of haemorrhage and moderate to severe infiltration of mononuclear inflammatory cells were also observed in the liver.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Veterinary Association Malaysia
Keywords: Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH); Commercial broiler chickens; Intranuclear inclusion body; Group I adenovirus
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 08:56
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 08:56
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/41536
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