ILT biosecurity advisory issued for Wellington, Ont.
By Canadian Poultry magazineNews Disease watch
FBCC anticipates advisory to remain in place until late July.
On behalf of the four feather boards, the Feather Board Command Centre (FBCC) is issuing an infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) biosecurity advisory for a 10 km area in the Township of Centre Wellington, Ont.
The organization anticipates this advisory to remain in place until late July.
FBCC has been alerted that poultry originating from a small flock have tested positive for ILT.
It’s urging Ontarians to reinforce their biosecurity protocols if working with any poultry or other avian species or if travelling through this area.
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.
Should you suspect any signs of health concerns in your flock, please contact your veterinarian as well as your board representative.
This is the second ILT advisory in as many weeks in Ontario, the previous one being for Innisfil.
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