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Incidence of Fowl Chlorea in Desi Fowl Farms of Tirupur District

V. S. Vadivoo, Arthanarieswaran Marappan, Hariharan Thiruvengadachetty.


Desi birds are often susceptible to fowl cholera, a serious, highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Pasteurella multocida. This study involves the diagnosis of fowl cholera by gross necropsy examination, isolation and identification of organism by culture method. Six different flocks of adult desi chicken were subjected to necropsy examination and a total of 30 carcasses were examined for diagnosis of the disease. Fowl cholera was confirmed in all six outbreaks by gross and microscopic examination and bacterial isolation by culture method. The women self help groups were advised to follow strict biosecurity and ethnoveterinary practices for prevention and control of diseases.

Key words: Fowl Cholera, necropsy, microscopic examination, confirmation, treatment

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