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Hemorrhagic Enteritis and Marble Spleen Disease

Hemorrhagic Enteritis and Marble Spleen Disease

Written by: Dr. Jacquie Jacob, University of KentuckySource: https://articles.extension.org/pages/68115/hemorrhagic-enteritis-and-marble-spleen-disease-in-poultryHemorrhagic enteritis is an acute digestive disorder affecting young turkeys. Marble spleen disease is an acute respiratory disease of pheasants. Both diseases are caused by similar viruses. Infection typically occurs when birds ingest the virus, which is often introduced to a flock through contaminated clothing or equipment.
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