an acute, usually fatal viral disease of chickens and other domestic and wild birds except pigeons, characterized by sudden onset of symptoms including fever, swollen head and neck, bluish-black comb and wattle, and difficult respiration.
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- avian flu,
- avian leukosis-sarcoma complex,
- avian pneumoencephalitis,
Also called bird plague, fowl plague.
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