Avian Influenza in          Poultry

Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, is a highly contagious viral infection that affects a wide range of bird species, including poultry.

The disease is caused by influenza A viruses, which can be classified into two categories low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

LPAI is less severe and often goes undetected, causing only mild symptoms such as a decrease in egg production.

HPAI, on the other hand, can be fatal and cause severe outbreaks in poultry farms, leading to significant economic losses for the industry.

HPAI can spread rapidly through direct contact between infected birds, as well as through contaminated feed, water, and equipment.