[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A survey for the prevalence of coccidiosis and identification of species found in Vom, Plateau state, Nigeria, was undertaken. A total of 300 samples made up of one hundred carcasses and two hundred faecal droppings from nine different poultry farms were investigated during the months of April to June. The prevalence of coccidial infection among adult bird was 36.7% and among the younger birds was 52.9%. The species of Eimeria identified included E. tenella, E. maxima, E. necatrix and E. acervulina.
Preview · Article · Sep 2008 · International Journal of Poultry Science
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In this study, lung samples of chickens slaugtered at abattoir in Jos South, Nigeria were tested for the presence of Pasteurella multocida and other aerobic bacteria. The identity of P. multocida was proved by mouse pathogenicity test. A total of 3000 chickens were examined at post-mortem and 500 samples with pneumonia were collected. All lungs and heart blood from 15 different commercially reared chicken flocks showed respiratory disorders. Blood agar supplemented with 10% sheep blood was used for isolation of the agents.32 (6.5%) P. multocida were isolated and identified. In addition, mouse pathogenicity test was carried out on P. multocida suspected isolates. Twelve (75%) of Isolates were all positive. This study showed that P. multocida is not the most prevalent bacterial infection among chicken population in Jos south.
Preview · Article · Jul 2008 · International Journal of Poultry Science