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An infection of ducks, other poultry, wild birds, rodents and man with the bacterium Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. The disease has a mortality of 5-75%.
- Ruffled feathers.
- Sometimes sudden death.
- Miliary lesions in a variety of organs but especially in the liver. In peracute disease the only lesion may be enteritis.
Lesions, isolation. Differentiate from Duck viral enteritis, duck viral hepatitis, colibacillosis, coccidiosis, tuberculosis.
Good husbandry and hygiene, adequate protection, 'hardening off', sulphonamides in feed.