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Another Case of Newcastle Disease in Belgian Pigeons

by 5m Editor
19 April 2010, at 8:28am

BELGIUM - One more case of Newcastle disease has been reported in a pigeon flock in West Flanders.

The veterinary authority has sent Follow up Report No. 9 dated 16 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

The report describes one new outbreak of Newcastle disease in Waregem in the province of West Flanders. On 22 March, a pigeon fancier vaccinated his young birds against Newcastle disease. Clinical signs appeared three days later. A diagnosis of trichomoniasis was established and the pigeon was examined by the CERVA. The PCR was positive for Newcastle disease. Around 50 older pigeons kept for breeding were vaccinated. All pigeons will be kept inside for at least 60 days until measures will be officially lifted.

Further Reading

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