Learning objectives:

  • Describe the pathological features of avian encephalomyelitis and how these resemble or may be used to differentiate AE infection from that of other viruses.
  • Describe an appropriate sampling plan and method for diagnosis of Infectious Laryngotracheitis, Avian Encephalomyelitis and Fowlpox.
  • Describe the morphological and molecular features of infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV).
  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of vaccination and other key control measures for Infectious Laryngotracheitis, Avian Encephalomyelitis and Fowlpox.
  • Discuss the epidemiology and aetiology of infectious laryngotracheitis and avian pox virus infection.

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