Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV)

Avian Metapneumoviruses (AMPV) consist of nine serogroups of avian paramyxoviruses that affect chickens and turkeys. The most important AMPV in poultry is Newcastle disease virus (APMV-1).

APMVs replicate in the respiratory tract and the reproductive tract. It initially causes respiratory disease in infected birds and may also cause drops in egg production in layers and breeders.

Hosts

  • chickens
  • turkeys