Diseases

Name

Inclusion body hepatitis

Names alternate

IBH
Hydropericardium syndrome
HP
Hepatitis hydropericardium

Agents
(1) Avian adenovirus serotype 4 (Aviadenovirus serotype 4) > Avian adenovirus (Aviadenovirus) > (Adenoviridae) > Virus
(2) Avian adenovirus serotype 8 (Aviadenovirus serotype 8) > Avian adenovirus (Aviadenovirus) > (Adenoviridae) > Virus
Populations
(1) Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) > Bird (Aves) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
Transmission
(1) Casual contact
(2) In utero
Properties
(1) Vaccine preventable
Documents
(1) Merck Veterinary Manual: Overview of Inclusion Body Hepatitis/Hydropericardium Syndrome in Poult… (None)
Notes

Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) is rarely observed separately from hydropericardium syndrome (HP). The two conditions have been frequently observed as a single entity; therefore, the name hepatitis hydropericardium has been widely used to describe the pathological condition.

Although there are 12 different serotypes of Aviadenovirus, the most common viruses isolated in cases of IBH/HP belong to serotypes 4 and 8.

Created

2015-07-27 13:23:37+00:00

Modified

2015-09-03 19:33:58.292432+00:00