Fowl cholera in California multiplier breeder turkeys: 1985-86.

T. W. Campi, Tim Carpenter, D. W. Hird, K. P. Snipes, D. C. Hirsh

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One hundred twenty-nine multiplier breeder turkey flocks on 45 premises in California were monitored for outbreaks of fowl cholera (FC) (Pasteurella multocida) for 1 year (Aug. 1, 1985, through July 31, 1986). Fourteen (11%) flocks on 10 (22%) premises experienced outbreaks. Nine (64%) outbreaks occurred in the fall or winter. FC-outbreak flocks had significantly shorter lay cycles (24.6 weeks vs. 27.9 weeks) and correspondingly lower total egg production per hen (84 eggs vs. 103 eggs) than non-outbreak flocks. A case-control investigation was performed on 11 FC-outbreak (case) flocks, and nine non-outbreak (control) flocks. Case flocks were located statistically closer to other livestock species than were control flocks (0.28 miles vs. 0.68 miles) and were more likely to utilize on-farm disposal of dead birds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)928-933
Number of pages6
JournalAvian Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Immunology
  • veterinary(all)


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