Clinical and Histopathological Investigations on Inclusion Body Hepatitis in Chickens in the Ain Touta Area (Algeria)
Ismahan Laanani 1, Nadir Alloui 1,*, Omar Bennoune 2, Warda Laabaci 1, Ammar Ayachi2 and Mohamed
Seghir Benterki3 (1Poultry Science Division, Veterinary Medicine Department, University of Batna, Algeria
2 Laboratory ESPA, University of Batna, Algeria 3Veterinary Clinic “Le refuge”, Kemouni, Batna, Algeria)
INTRODUCTIONInclusion body hepatitis (IBH) was first described in 1963 in the USA (Helmboldt and Frazier, 1963). Then after, the disease has been reported in many countries worldwide. It is a sporadic disease condition caused by several serotypes of fowl adenoviruses (Franco et al., 1974; Ferran, 2000; Fitzgerald, 2008; Gomis et al., 2006; Choi et al., 2012; Dar et al., 2012).The syndrome characte...