Highly Contagious Chicken Disease Discovered In Southeast Manitoba
Category: Ag News
Published: Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:41
Written by Cory Knutt

A highly contagious disease, called Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT), has been discovered in a backyard flock south of Steinbach.

Manitoba Chicken Producers Executive Director Wayne Hiltz says its been decades since the herpes-like virus was discovered in a commercial flock, however it is more common in backyard operations. Hiltz notes he was notified about the discovery on May 30th.

He says the disease has been known to wipe-out up to 50 per cent of a flock...