A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON THE COMMON EMERGING VIRAL DISEASES AFFECTING DUCKS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON EGYPTIAN SITUATION

Wafaa Abd El-Ghany

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Abstract: Poultry production is considered as a major source of livelihood for millions of people all over the world. In the last decades, domestic ducks have become increasingly important for meat and egg production. Ducks are susceptible to some specific important viral diseases. Duck viral hepatitis, and duck viral enteritis are diseases of significant importance with severe drastic losses for the world as well as the Egyptian duck industry. This review article aims to discuss these emerging duck viral diseases regarding epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and control with a special reference to the Egyptian situation.


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