Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis
Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis is a respiratory disease of poultry. It is a highly contagious disease caused by a herpesvirus. This poster highlights some of the biosecurity measures that need to be implemented by anyone entering your poultry enterprise.
Signs of the disease are swollen eyes, lethargy and acute respiratory issues. Feed and water intake can be reduced, therefore reducing production. It may also present with increased mortality.
Spread between sites can occur by airborne particles, litter material or fomites; i.e. materials which can spread disease such as personnel, clothes, equipment, vehicles, etc. It is vital ALL bird keepers remain vigilant to this threat.
It is crucial that biosecurity measures are implemented by anyone coming onsite.