Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Clinicopathological studies of Brooder pneumonia in Broiler Chicken
Author(s): Biswajit Dutta, P Konch, C Konch, SM Gogoi, HM Farhad and SP Kakoty
Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to investigate the clinicopathology of aspergillosis in broiler chicken at Kamrup district of Assam. The disease was diagnosed on the basis of clinical signs, gross & microscopic lesions and isolation of the fungus. Gross lesions were characterized by presence of white-yellowish caseous nodules in the lung, airsacs, heart, thorasic wall and abdominal serosa. Microscopically focal granulomatous reaction was observed in the lungs which were characterized by central necrotic area with infiltration of heterophils, macrophages, epithelioid cells and formation of giant cell. Invasion of fungal hyphae at the peribronchiolar and interstitial tissue and haemorrhages were noticed. On the 4th day post incubation, appearance of velvety, bluish green colonies were observed on the SDA plates. Therapeutic treatment with copper sulphate orally and replacement of the litter responded rapidly with decreased mortality.
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How to cite this article:
Biswajit Dutta, P Konch, C Konch, SM Gogoi, HM Farhad, SP Kakoty. Clinicopathological studies of Brooder pneumonia in Broiler Chicken. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):510-512.