Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
A report on incidence of avian Salmonellosis in poultry farm
P Sudheer, SV Raghavendra, N Sailaja, KV Srikanth and M Pavan Kumar
The objective of present study is to identify infectious agent responsible for mortality in white laying hens. Total five white leghorn layer birds were presented for postmortem examination with the history of reduced fed intake, diarrhea, ruffled feathers and respiratory distress. On necropsy, caseous exudation from ocular sinuses, consolidated lungs, enteritis, degenerated ovaries and distended uterus were observed suspecting salmonella infection. Samples were aseptically collected from visceral organs showing lesions and inoculated in to nutrient broth and tetrathionate broth. After incubation gram staining was done and later Isolation and identification, biochemical tests were carried out to confirm the infectious agent involved. Cultural characteristics and biochemical characterization reveals the presence of salmonella sps infection in poultry farm. Finally Antibiotic sensitivity test was carried out to choose a proper antibiotic for treatment. and it was found that salmonella isolates were sensitive to ciprofloxacin, gentamicin and resistant to other antibiotics included in the present study.
How to cite this article:
P Sudheer, SV Raghavendra, N Sailaja, KV Srikanth and M Pavan Kumar. A report on incidence of avian Salmonellosis in poultry farm. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2018; 7(1): 109-113.