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Fowl Paralysis

Fowl Paralysis: Introduction

Fowl Paralysis: A viral disease that affects poultry - it is very contagious and is a herpes virus. The virus tends to affect the nerves and cause tumors in internal organs. Poultry may be unable to lay eggs or may even die. Young birds are more susceptible than older birds with death most common between the ages of 8 and 20 weeks. The virus may attack the nervous system and result in paralysis or it may attack the visceral system and cause tumors in the internal organs. Some birds may die without any obvious symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Fowl Paralysis is available below.

Symptoms of Fowl Paralysis

  • Progressive limb paralysis
  • Progressive neck paralysis - less common
  • Progressive wing paralysis - less common
  • Loss of ability to stand
  • Paralysis
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Treatments for Fowl Paralysis

  • There is no treatment - infected birds should be destroyed promptly in a humane way and other birds should be monitored for signs of the infection. Vaccinations are used routinely in commercial operations as a preventative measure although birds may still develop the infection if they are vaccinated. The development of genetically resistant poultry is also being used to control the virus.
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Fowl Paralysis: Complications

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Causes of Fowl Paralysis

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Prognosis for Fowl Paralysis

Prognosis for Fowl Paralysis: Most cases end in death. It's highly contagious nature may be devastating in commercial operations. Birds may become infected and not develop symptoms but may be carriers of the virus for months - the virus can spread from these birds to unvaccinated birds.

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Fowl Paralysis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Fowl Paralysis, or a subtype of Fowl Paralysis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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