Canadian Poultry Magazine

ILT biosecurity advisory issued for Haldimand County, Ont.

By Canadian Poultry magazine   

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Disease found in commercial flock.

On behalf of the four feather boards, the Feather Board Command Centre (FBCC) has issued an infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) biosecurity advisory for a Haldimand County in Ontario.

It anticipates this advisory to remain in place until September.

FBCC has been alerted that poultry originating from a commercial flock have tested positive for ILT.


It’s now advising anyone working with any poultry or other avian species or if traveling through this area to reinforce their biosecurity protocols.

ILT is a serious contagious disease caused by a respiratory virus and is seen primarily in chickens. Signs to watch out for include increased mortality, noisy breathing, head-shaking, off feed, decreased egg production, inactivity, ruffled feathers and conjunctivitis.

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