A report of natural concurrent infection with Avibacterium paragallinarum and Mycoplasma gallisepticum in chicken
Sarika N, Devigasri C, Surya Sankar and Mini M
Infectious diseases form one of the major impediments to the growth of poultry industry in India. Among the infectious diseases, Infectious coryza (IC) and mycoplasmosis play a significant role causing high economic losses. A concurrent infection of Avibacterium paragallinarum and Mycoplasma gallisepticum in chicken is described in this paper. The bird was presented with a history of whitish diarrhoea, respiratory distress and weight loss. A multiplex polymerase chain reaction (m PCR) was used for the detection of important poultry pathogens and positive results were obtained for IC and mycoplasmosis. This study emphasis the usefulness of m PCR in the rapid detection of various poultry pathogens and also ascertain the need for investigating the presence of mixed infection in poultry.
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Sarika N, Devigasri C, Surya Sankar, Mini M. A report of natural concurrent infection with <em>Avibacterium paragallinarum</em> and <em>Mycoplasma gallisepticum </em>in chicken. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(1):16-18.