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Ascaridiosis complicated with Mycoplasma spp. infection in village chickens

3 village chickens consist of 2 live birds and 1 dead bird aged 6 months old from the same population were presented Kuantan Regional Veterinary Laboratory on 7 December 2017 for disease investigation by the Kuantan District Veterinary Service Office personnel with the clinical signs of inappetance, pale, difficulty in breathing, cough, torticolis and also weakness. The owner complained that high mortality recorded in a period of 2 months reaching 30% out of 200 birds in a population. The definitive diagnoses were infection bronchitis, mycoplasmosis, coccidiosis and also heavy worm infestation. Blood samples were collected from the live birds for serological test while trachea swabs, cloaca swabs for bacteria and virus isolation prior to post mortem examination. Upon physical examination, 1 chicken showed respiratory symptom which is cough with poor body score (2.5/5). Pale lung, swollen kidney and presence of fluid in the respiratory tract found during post mortem. Samples such as pool organ, trachea and intestine were taken and sent to Bacteriology, Virology and Parasitology Section for further testing. Laboratory result showed positive Ascaridia galli eggs through MVK/PARA 03 Floatation method and high burden of Ascaridia galli worm from all intestine samples. Mycoplasma spp. was isolated from trachea samples and no Infectious Bronchitis disease detected through virus isolation. Based on the post mortem findings and laboratory results, the cause of death of these chickens were malnutrition due to severe ascaridiosis complicated with Mycoplasma spp. infection.  

Keywords: village chickens, high mortality, Ascaridia galli, Mycoplasma spp. 

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Siti Noorzeha Ramli. Ascaridiosis complicated with Mycoplasma spp. infection in village chickens. 30th Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM) Congress. 19th-20th October, 2018. Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.(Abstract of Rapid Oral Presentation).


 

 

*1Siti Noorzeha Ramli, 1Nurul Faizah Zainal, 1Faizah Hanim Mohd Saeid, 1Rugayah Mansor,  2Rohaya Mat Ali  

1Makmal Veterinar Kawasan Kuantan 

2Diagnostic And Quality Assurance, Putrajaya  

*Corresponding Author: zeyharamli@gmail.com 


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