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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Article Title

Blackhead in turkeys

Keywords

Western Australia, Turkeys, Turkey disease, Blackhead disease, Infectious entero-hepatitis

First Page Number

97

Last Page Number

100

Abstract

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.

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