Haemorrhagic Enteritis of Turkeys (HE)

Haemorrhagic Enteritis of Turkeys (HE)


HE is an acute viral enteric disease of 6 to 12 weeks old turkey poults, characterised by sudden onset of depression, bloody droppings and death. Mortality ranges from 1% to over 60% in a flock during a period of 5 to 10 days. In New Zealand most infections are associated with mild disease or are subclinical.

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