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Marek's disease is found in
1. Poultry
2. Sheep
3. Goat
4. Cattle

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Poultry

The correct answer is Poultry.

  • It is highly contagious viral disease of poultry characterized by enlargement of nerves and internal organs.
  • Herpes virus causes this disease.
  • Lameness or paralysis around 12 weeks of age may be indicative of this disease.
  • Younger birds from 4 weeks onwards (mostly 6 to 10 weeks) generally suffer from this form and mortality may go as high as 60%.

 

  • Prevention:
  • MD (bivalent) vaccination is given and solid immunity develops after 7 days of vaccination.
  • Now days, in ovo vaccination (in 18 days old embryo) are done with automated technology in many developed countries.

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