Incidence of spirochaetal infections in cases of intestinal disorder in chickens.

@article{Dwars1989IncidenceOS,
  title={Incidence of spirochaetal infections in cases of intestinal disorder in chickens.},
  author={Roelof M Dwars and H Friso Smit and Frans G Davelaar and W V Veer},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={1989},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={591-5}
}
The incidence of intestinal spirochaetes was determined using direct fluorescent antibody microscopy on faecal and mucosal samples from chickens. Of 134 flocks with intestinal disorders 27.6% were found to be positive, but only 4.4% (of 45 flocks) were positive where signs of enteritis were absent. Flocks housed in cages or with access to litter were equally affected. No evidence was found for pigs as an aetiological factor. 

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