Submitted to: Merck Veterinary Manual
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/24/2010
Publication Date: 10/19/2010
Citation: Kunkle, R.A. 2010. Aspergillosis. In: Kahn, C.M., Line, S., editors. The Merck Veterinary Manual. 10th edition. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Publishing. p. 2497-2498.
Technical Abstract: Aspergillosis is a disease, usually of the respiratory system, of chickens, turkeys, and less frequently ducklings, pigeons, canaries, geese, and many other wild and pet birds. In chickens and turkeys, the disease may be endemic on some farms; in wild birds, it appears to be sporadic, frequently affecting only an individual bird. Instances of severe outbreaks are usually seen in birds 7-40 days old.