Rotaviral diarrhoea in poultry - The Veterinary Site

Rotaviral diarrhoea in poultry

Rotaviral diarrhoea occurs in young birds caused by rota virus and characterized by dehydration, enteritis and poor growth of the birds. Direct or indirect contact.
  • Rotavirus infection is mainly confined to intestinal tract.
  • Virus multiplies in the mature villus epithelial cells of small intestine.
  • Epithelial cells are destroyed resulting in villus atrophy and crypt hypertrophy.
  • Replacement of mature cells by immature cells.
  • Maldigestion, malabsorption and diarrhoea occurs.
  • Characteristic symptoms are diarrhoea in chicks at 1-2 weeks of age, dehydration, mortality in 5-10% birds and reduced growth.

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