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on January 4, 2013

Dangerous viral diseases highlight importance of biosecurity

Avian influenza, Infectious Laryngotracheitis, and Newcastle disease are present in wild birds and domesticated poultry in North America and continue to be a threat for the layer industry.

Several speakers at the Iowa Egg Industry Symposium in fall 2012 addressed the threat posed to layer flocks by three viral diseases that have recently been found in either wild birds or domesticated poultry in Mexico and the U.S. Each presentation pointed out the important role that good on-farm biosecurity…

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