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Swollen head syndrome (SHS) in broilers


, : Swollen head syndrome (SHS) in broilers. Obiettivi e Documenti Veterinari 10(7-8): 49-52

The disease was diagnosed clinically and histopathologically in large broiler farms in Umbria and Tuscany in 1987, indicating its presence over a large area of central Italy.


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