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What is Newcastle Disease and how can it be prevented?

What is Newcastle Disease and how can it be prevented?

Chickens
Newcastle Disease (NCD) is a serious viral disease of poultry that affects almost every country in the world and causes economic losses due to high levels of mortality. According to a report issued by the World Bank, it is ranked as the third most expensive poultry disease, after bird flu (high and low pathogenicity) and after infectious bronchitis. Our prized chickens are vulnerable to disease. However, poultry farmers can keep disease at bay through proper feeding, shelter, hygiene, and regular vaccinations. What is Newcastle Disease? Newcastle disease is a highly contagious viral infection caused by a virulent strain of avian paramyxovirus type I (APMV-I) that affects many species of domestic and wild birds throughout the world. The most affected are domestic birds such as chick...