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Verminous Encephalitis in Commercial Chickens

J. A. Richardson, K. R. Kazacos, H. L. Thacker, A. S. Dhillon and R. W. Winterfield
Avian Diseases
Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1980), pp. 498-503
DOI: 10.2307/1589719
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1589719
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Verminous Encephalitis in Commercial Chickens
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Abstract

An outbreak of fatal encephalitis in four-week-old chickens is described. The causal agent was shown to be Baylisascaris procyonis, the common roundworm of raccoons.

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