Field Experiences Controlling Histomoniasis- Blackhead Disease in Turkeys at a Large Multiage Commercial Growout Facility (2304)
Poultry Medicine |  Blackhead
Monday |  9:00 AM -  9:15 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||221AB

 

Speaker(s)

Arun K. Bahl DVM
Bahl Farms Inc/Consulting


Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 0.30
CE Level: 1

Description

A novel approach was taken in an effort to slow down or eliminate the grave losses experienced repeatedly at a large three age tom turkey growout facility. High morbidity and continued mortality rates of eighty percent were experienced in the affected barns. Isolation of Histomonas meleagridis, at University of Georgia, and subsequent experimenal reproduction confirmed the strain to be high virulence.

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