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Diseases - Foul Brood - Clinical Signs

American Foul Brood - Symptoms

This disease affects sealed brood and has characteristic disease signs, which may include the following:

  • uneven 'pepper-pot' brood pattern
  • sunken, greasy or perforated darkened cell cappings
  • an unpleasant smell associated with decomposition
  • 'ropiness'
  • sticky larval remains when drawn out with a matchstick
  • dark scales (which are difficult to remove from cells).

European Foul Brood - Symptons

Symptoms can include:

  • erratic or uneven brood pattern
  • twisted larvae with creamy white guts which are visible through the body wall.