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

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Leucosis in fowls


Western Australia, Leucosis, Leucosis in fowls, Fowl disease, Poultry disease

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THE prevalence of leucosis in commercial flocks has become a serious problem to the poultry industry. The disease is a chronic one and usually runs a prolonged course. The losses occur irregularly, but the total of deaths during the course of the season may be heavy and since they mainly occur in the laying flock they represent a serious loss to the poultry farmers. To this must be added the losses resulting from depressed egg production and the cost of feeding unproductive birds.