Atypical distribution of fowl pox lesions in broilers

Carlos G Senties-cue, B. R. Charlton, P. Woolcock, A. A. Bickford, G. Cooper, M. Bland

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Abstract

An unusual cutaneous fowl pox outbreak occurred in 8-wk-old broilers in California. Rounded and longitudinal, proliferative scratch-associated lesions were found only in feathered areas of the body. Both sides of the hip, the lower abdomen, pericloacal area, and lateral lower neck area were involved. The head, legs, feet, and toes did not have lesions. Birds in only one section of one of five houses were affected. Fifteen percent condemnations occurred in birds from the affected house due to the skin lesions. A diagnosis of fowl pox was achieved by histopathology, viral isolation, and direct electron microscopy. The unusual distribution of pox lesions was assumed to be associated with skin scratches. There was no evidence that mosquitoes or other types of insects were involved in this outbreak. To the knowledge of the authors, this is the first report of this kind of unusual fowl pox in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1318
Number of pages3
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

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Keywords

  • atypical
  • broilers
  • distribution
  • fowl pox

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  • Food Animals
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Senties-cue, C. G., Charlton, B. R., Woolcock, P., Bickford, A. A., Cooper, G., & Bland, M. (2010). Atypical distribution of fowl pox lesions in broilers. Avian Diseases, 54(4), 1316-1318. https://doi.org/10.1637/9426-061510-Case.1

Atypical distribution of fowl pox lesions in broilers. / Senties-cue, Carlos G; Charlton, B. R.; Woolcock, P.; Bickford, A. A.; Cooper, G.; Bland, M.

In: Avian Diseases, Vol. 54, No. 4, 12.2010, p. 1316-1318.

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Senties-cue, CG, Charlton, BR, Woolcock, P, Bickford, AA, Cooper, G & Bland, M 2010, 'Atypical distribution of fowl pox lesions in broilers', Avian Diseases, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1316-1318. https://doi.org/10.1637/9426-061510-Case.1
Senties-cue CG, Charlton BR, Woolcock P, Bickford AA, Cooper G, Bland M. Atypical distribution of fowl pox lesions in broilers. Avian Diseases. 2010 Dec;54(4):1316-1318. https://doi.org/10.1637/9426-061510-Case.1
Senties-cue, Carlos G ; Charlton, B. R. ; Woolcock, P. ; Bickford, A. A. ; Cooper, G. ; Bland, M. / Atypical distribution of fowl pox lesions in broilers. In: Avian Diseases. 2010 ; Vol. 54, No. 4. pp. 1316-1318.
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