Duck Hepatitis Virus

Authored by: Dabing Zhang , Ning Liu

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498700368
eBook ISBN: 9781498700375
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Duck viral hepatitis (DVH) is an acute, rapidly spreading, highly fatal viral disease of young ducklings, 1-28 days of age [1]. The disease is characterized by clinical sign with opisthotonos and lesion of liver hemorrhages. All domestic ducklings are susceptible, with the exception of muscovies [2]. Ducklings under 3 weeks of age are highly susceptible. The disease may cause up to 90% mortality and is of economic importance to all duck-growing farms.

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