Establishment of culture conditions for survival of Histomonas meleagridis in transit.

@article{Gerhold2010EstablishmentOC,
  title={Establishment of culture conditions for survival of Histomonas meleagridis in transit.},
  author={Richard W. Gerhold and Lori A Lollis and Robert B Beckstead and Larry R. McDougald},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={948-50}
}
Fresh ceca samples from turkeys in North Carolina infected with Histomonas meleagridis were collected at necropsy, inoculated into warmed Dwyers medium, and sent by overnight courier to our laboratory at The University of Georgia. Further incubation at 40 C yielded positive cultures from all four samples. PCR and DNA sequencing confirmed the presence of H. meleagridis. To further establish conditions for survival in transit, we infected turkeys with H. meleagridis, euthanatized the birds 10… CONTINUE READING