Infectious typhlitis in chickens caused by spirochetes.

  title={Infectious typhlitis in chickens caused by spirochetes.},
  author={Frans G Davelaar and H Friso Smit and Kari Hovind-Hougen and Roelof M Dwars and P C Vandervalk},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  volume={15 2},
A weakly haemolytic spirochete was detected with an unabsorbed fluorescent antiserum to Treponema hyodysenteriae in smears and cultures of scrapings of caecal mucosa of laying hens with diarrhoea. Two groups of experimental chickens were fed a pure culture of this spirochete or homogenated intestinal contents of affected birds. Both groups showed clinical signs of disease such as increased water content of faecal material and slight retardation of growth. A non-specific typhlitis which… CONTINUE READING

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