fowlpox

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fowlpox

a slow-spreading disease of fowl and turkeys caused by the avian poxvirus and characterized by pox lesions on the skin of the head, and on the neck in turkeys. Involvement of eyelids causes lacrimation and accumulation of caseous material in the conjunctival sac. Lesions may also be present in the mouth, esophagus and upper respiratory tract. Transmitted by mosquitoes or by contact.
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In a contaminated environment, presence of virus in the air form feathers and dry scabs containing fowl pox virus, may lead tocsin and respiratory infection.
The presence of skill lesions is suggestive of fowl pox.
Histological examination of the fowl pox lesions will show cytoplasm inclusions.
And in the third, they insert the DNA into a vector, such as a weakened version of the fowl pox virus that is now used to immunize poultry against fowl pox.