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Ranikhet disease

Definition

noun

A disease of domestic fowl and other birds caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Rubulavirus. The disease affects the respiratory and nervous systems of birds leading to respiratory difficulty, incoordination, tremors, and twitching of the head.


Supplement

The disease of birds and domestic fowls (e.g. chicken) may be transmitted to humans by handling infected birds and result in temporary conjunctivitis.


Word origin: named after Ranikhet, town in northern India.

Synonyms:

  • Newcastle disease
  • avian pneumoencephalitis
  • avian pseudoplague
  • Philippine fowl disease

See also: paramyxovirus.


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Re: Ranikhet Disease

my lovebird is poultry. i have an aviary oe cockatiels near by to him. please tell me how this disease is spread. For example through saliva or feces or eggs? any other information at all will be helpful. thanks

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by brooke82
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:04 am
 
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Ranikhet Disease

Does anyone know if there is a treatment for a lovebird with Ranikhet Disease is it contagoeus to humans where do they get it from his female companion isnt showing ...

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by brooke82
Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:08 am
 
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Topic: Ranikhet Disease
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