Year: 2017, Issue: June

Management of broiler chicks affected by inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) infection : A case study.
Author:
C. Bhuyan, S. Sathapathy, S. K. Joshi, D. Mohanty and I. Ali
Keyword:
Management, Chicks, Inclusion body hepatitis.
A postmortem examination was conducted on six birds of about 16th days old brought from a farm located in the Badapada region of Kendrapada district of Odisha. The gross observation showed no lesions except enlarged abdomen due to presence of fluid. The postmortem findings revealed that the liver was congested and enlarged with fibrinous deposits on it which also affected the heart. There was presence of a pseudo membrane over the liver and depositions of urate crystals were found in the kidneys. Subsequently, the liver tissue was collected and processed for histopathological examination. The study revealed the presence of intra nuclear inclusion bodies in the hepatocytes, which confirmed the cases of Inclusion Body Hepatitis (IBH) in the chicken.

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