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Vol. 8, Issue 7 (2019)

Diagnosis of aspergillosis in avian species from Punjab

Author(s):
Jagmeet Kaur, Rajinder Singh Brar, Harmanjit Singh Banga and Mudit Chandra
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to diagnose Aspergillus infection in avian species (Chicken and Emu) in Punjab. Twenty samples suspected for Aspergillosis were studied grossly, histopathologically, through special stains, by direct microscopy and isolation. Out of 20 samples, Aspergillosis was detected in 6 chicken and in an Emu on the basis of gross, histopathology, special stains and culture of the fungus. Histopathogical studies showed edema, congestion, hemorrhage and sloughing of alveolar cells within the lumen of the lungs. Caseous necrotic areas with giant cells surrounded by fibrous tissue were also observed. Within the caseous necrotic areas numerous sprouting fungal hyphae were observed. The fungus was characterized as Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus. The present study detected Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus in the birds of Punjab.
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How to cite this article:
Jagmeet Kaur, Rajinder Singh Brar, Harmanjit Singh Banga, Mudit Chandra. Diagnosis of aspergillosis in avian species from Punjab. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(7):418-420.

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