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Sokoto J. Vet. Sci.. 2024; 22(1): 41-53

Pathology of experimental Salmonella gallinarum infection in turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)

AO Igwe, EI Akpan, EY Tchokote, CJ Okonkwo, GOA Agada, WS Ezema & JOA Okoye.


The present study investigated the pathology of a local Nigerian Salmonella gallinarum strain in turkeys. Fifty white Nicholas day-old poults were randomly assigned into two groups of 25 each: A/SGI – Salmonella gallinarum infected and B/SGU – Salmonella gallinarum uninfected. At fourteen-week-old, each bird in group A/SGI turkeys was inoculated with 0.2mL of 1×108 cfu of the Salmonella gallinarum orally into the crop by oral gavage, while each bird in group B/SGU received 0.2 mL of phosphate buffered saline through the same route as placebo. They were examined at different days post-challenge. A/SGI turkeys showed inappetence, depression, and yellow-green diarrhoea. The body weights were significantly (P

Key words: Experimental infection, Nigeria, Pathology, Salmonella gallinarum, Turkeys

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