California National Animal Health Monitoring System for meat-turkey flocks, 1988-1989: diagnostic testing results.

D. W. Hird, K. H. Christiansen, M. D. McBride, A. A. Bickford, Richard P Chin, G. L. Cooper, C. U. Meteyer, B. R. Charlton, K. P. Snipes, C. Danaye-Elmi

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Abstract

Six hundred fourteen meat turkeys were submitted for necropsy from 24 California ranches as part of the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS). Enteritis was the most frequent pathologic diagnosis in birds 18 days old or younger and the second most frequent diagnosis in birds 19-70 days old. Hemorrhagic enteritis was the most frequent diagnosis in birds aged 19-70 days. Tibial dyschondroplasia, bronchopneumonia, and ascaridiasis were ranked one through three in frequency of diagnoses in birds over 70 days of age. Salmonella was isolated from 71% of flocks tested, and Mycoplasma meleagridis was isolated from 33% of tested flocks over 70 days of age. Antibodies to several disease agents were detected, including hemorrhagic enteritis (100% of flocks over 70 days old) and Newcastle disease (63% of flocks over 70 days old).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-727
Number of pages5
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume35
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Immunology
  • veterinary(all)

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    Hird, D. W., Christiansen, K. H., McBride, M. D., Bickford, A. A., Chin, R. P., Cooper, G. L., Meteyer, C. U., Charlton, B. R., Snipes, K. P., & Danaye-Elmi, C. (1991). California National Animal Health Monitoring System for meat-turkey flocks, 1988-1989: diagnostic testing results. Avian Diseases, 35(4), 723-727.