Mortality in fowls due to Aegyptianella pullorum

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dc.contributor.author Coles, J.D.W.A.
dc.contributor.editor Du Toit, P.J.
dc.contributor.other Union of South Africa. Dept. of Agriculture
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14T08:13:53Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-14T08:13:53Z
dc.date.created 2015
dc.date.issued 1933
dc.description The articles have been scanned in colour with a HP Scanjet 5590; 600dpi. Adobe Acrobat XI Pro was used to OCR the text and also for the merging and conversion to the final presentation PDF-format. en
dc.description.abstract Three outbreaks of Aeqyptianellosis have been described, in the first of which there can be no reasonable doubt that the disease caused very heavy mortality in very young chicks. In the other outbreaks there is evidence to show that A. pullorum may kill older fowls, but apparently not to the same extent as S. anserina. It is interesting to note that under laboratory conditions the disease transmitted by infected A. persicus to chickens three to eight weeks old apparently does very little harm. The factors affecting the virulence of A. pullorum are still obscure, hut the age of the bird appears to be of some importance. The main symptoms in chickens are loss of appetite, dejection and diarrhoea. Sometimes icterus may be noted. At autopsy very young chicks show intense icterus and anaemia, marked tumor splenis, fatty degeneration of the liver, intestinal catarrh, and a characteristic pronounced pale greenish yellow colour of the kidneys. The risk of mortality seems to decrease with age, and then the symptoms and gross post-mortem findings are apparently indistinguishable from those of spirochaetosis. en
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dc.identifier.citation Coles, JDWA 1933, 'Mortality in fowls due to Aegyptianella pullorum', Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Science and Animal Industry, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 9-14. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/48669
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Union of South Africa : Dept. of Agriculture en
dc.rights ©Union of South Africa, Dept. of Agriculture (original). ©University of Pretoria, Dept. of Library Services (digital). en
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Veterinary reports en
dc.subject Poultry diseases en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Aegyptianella pullorum en
dc.subject.lcsh Poultry -- Diseases -- Research en
dc.title Mortality in fowls due to Aegyptianella pullorum en
dc.type Article en


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