Is biosecurity the best strategy against Newcastle disease?
Strict containment measures can prevent diseases from spreading between poultry farms.
The virulent strain of Newcastle disease (vND) affects the digestive, nervous and respiratory systems of poultry. Many birds infected with the contagious disease die without showing any clinical signs, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
Although it spreads quickly among birds…