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Disease Poult Enteritis Mortality Syndrome

Name Poult Enteritis Mortality Syndrome
Synonyms Mortality Syndrome, Spiking | Spiking Mortality Syndrome
Definition An acute, transmissible, infectious disease associated with high MORTALITY and MORBIDITY in young turkeys (poults). It is characterized by DIARRHEA; ANOREXIA; growth depression, and immune dysfunction. The cause is unknown but astroviruses (AVASTROVIRUS) and coronaviruses (CORONAVIRUS, TURKEY) have been isolated from diseased poults and are thought to cause the enteritis and increased susceptibility to bacterial infections.
Categories Animal disease
MeSH® ID D031261

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DiseasesAnimal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Bird Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Poultry Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Poult Enteritis Mortality Syndrome

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