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    Wiederauftreten von Histomonose auf einer Putenelterntierfarm - Reoccurrence of histomonosis in turkey breeder farm (2011)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Aka, J.
    Hauck, R.
    Blankenstein, P.
    Balczulat, S.
    Hafez, H. M.
    Quelle
    Berliner und Münchener tierärztliche Wochenschrift; 124(1-2) — S. 2–7
    ISSN: 0005-9366
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    Pubmed: 21309161
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Histomonosis is a severe disease caused by the protozoan parasite Histomonas (H.) meleagridis, which can lead to high losses in turkeys. The present report describes the reoccurrence of histomonosis in a turkey breeder farm. The first outbreak occurred in 2005 in 17 weeks old hens, the second in 2009 in 8 weeks old hens. The disease remained restricted in one house and one compartment, respectively. Mortality rose to 26 and 65% respectively within few days in spite of therapy with various compounds. Both flocks had to be euthanized. In both cases H. meleagridis belonging to genotype A was detected. The source of infection remained unclear in both cases.