Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

Gizzard erosions in broiler chickens in Sweden

21 April, 2022

Investigation of the first outbreaks of adenoviral gizzard erosions (AGE) in Sweden is described in a paper published in Av Path (11 Apr 2022).Lesions consistent with AGE (detached koilin layers, discolouration, bleeding, erosions) were identified in gizzards in five flocks. The demonstration of FAdV species A, serotype 1, in organ and tissue samples, and identification of typical histopathological lesions in gizzards, strongly indicates that the virus was the underlaying cause of the observed gizzard lesions. This is the first time adenoviral gizzard erosions (AGE) have been described from Sweden.