Western Australia, Turkeys, Turkey disease, Blackhead disease, Infectious entero-hepatitis
First Page Number
Last Page Number
Infectious entero-hepatitis, or blackhead as it is commonly called, is responsible for more deaths among turkeys than any other disease with which the flockowner has to contend. The greatest losses occur in poults up to three months old, but turkeys of all ages are susceptible. Recovery from an attack of blackhead does not necessarily confer a lasting immunity and many recovered birds remain carriers of the disease.
Harwood, P M. A.
"Blackhead in turkeys,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 3
, Article 20.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol3/iss2/20