Response of turkey poults to aerosolized spores of Aspergillus fumigatus and aflatoxigenic and nonaflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus.

@article{Richard1981ResponseOT,
  title={Response of turkey poults to aerosolized spores of Aspergillus fumigatus and aflatoxigenic and nonaflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus.},
  author={John L. Richard and Randall C. Cutlip and John R. Thurston and Jocelyn E. Songer},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1981},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={53-67}
}
Groups of 3-week-old turkey poults were exposed to aerosols containing spores of either Aspergillus fumigatus or aflatoxigenic or nonaflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus. Approximately 5 X 10(5) spores of A. fumigatus/gm of lung tissue killed about 50% of the turkey poults with A. funigatus, whereas doses approximating this level with either of the A. flavus strains did not cause any mortalities for up to 8 weeks postexposure. Fungi were isolated from lung tissue of 60% of the birds… CONTINUE READING