Viral infections of waterfowl

Simone T. Stoute, Hsiang Jung Tsai, Samia A. Metwally, Anchun Cheng, Jean Luc Guérin, Vilmos J. Palya

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Interests in viral infections of waterfowl are more diverse than for poultry and focus on diseases associated with wild waterfowl, problems associated with raising birds commercially and problems created by migratory waterfowl in the transmission of infectious diseases to commercially reared waterfowl and poultry. This chapter brings together all of the viral diseases affecting waterfowl: duck hepatitis; duck virus enteritis; parvovirus infections of geese and Muscovy ducks; and goose hemorrhagic polyomavirus. It offers detailed coverage of the history, etiology, pathobiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and intervention strategies of these diseases. A presumptive diagnosis can be made on the basis of the characteristic disease pattern in the flock and gross pathological lesions in the liver, but isolation and identification of the causative agent are necessary to confirm the diagnosis. After duck enteritis virus has been introduced, control can be achieved by depopulation, removal of birds from the contaminated environments, sanitation, disinfection, and vaccination of all susceptible ducklings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiseases of Poultry
Number of pages52
ISBN (Electronic)9781119371199
ISBN (Print)9781119371168
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Disease control
  • Disease diagnosis
  • Duck hepatitis
  • Duck virus enteritis
  • Goose hemorrhagic polyomavirus
  • Muscovy ducks
  • Parvovirus infections
  • Vaccination
  • Waterfowl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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