Tests showed that the new recombinant virus vaccinated chickens against both Newcastle disease
virus and H5N1.
virus (NDV) can kill 80-90 percent of chickens
The vaccine was developed under a project titled Preparation and Field Evaluation of thermostable Newcastle Disease
Vaccine funded by PARB and was carried out by Dr Shahid Mahmood, Dr Iftikhar Hussain and Dr Faisal Saddiq.
If you see birds staggering around and looking nervous, if they have swollen, puffy eyes and heads start to swell, or if you have a large flock and the number of eggs produced is significantly lower than it should be, call the vet who can tell you if it is likely to be avian flu or Newcastle disease
and then you can call the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
virus has yet to be tested as a treatment for prostate cancer in patients," he added.
At the end of last week, Bulgaria's Ministry of Agriculture and Food reported that instances of Newcastle disease
had been detected in the southern village of Zvinitsa, Kardzhali district.
Belarus is imposing temporary restrictions on the import of poultry and poultry product from Bulgaria to prevent a spread of Newcastle disease
Some Pakistani officials fear the birds are suffering from Newcastle disease
, a highly contagious avian disease that affects wild birds around the world and is characterized by digestive, respiratory and/or nervous signs.
On March 20, 2012, Laszlo Csatary, MD, the first person to use Newcastle disease
virus (NDV) in the treatment of cancer, passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Although these signs could also be those of Newcastle disease
, which is present in Mali (2), these signs should be reported because HPAI and Newcastle disease
are officially targeted by EPIVET-Mali.
The Newcastle Disease
Emergency Control Centre opened at this time and I returned to help local vets help the Ministry vets - who were in short supply - make it work.
virus (NDV) also being called as Ranikhet disease virus in India, causes highly infectious and economically significant Newcastle disease
in birds of various species worldwide (14).