Susceptibility of different turkey lines to Histomonas meleagridis after experimental infection

  title={Susceptibility of different turkey lines to Histomonas meleagridis after experimental infection},
  author={Lotfi AbdulRahman and Hafez Mohamed Hafez},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
In the present investigation, three turkey lines, namely wild Canadian turkeys (WCT), British United turkey (BUT-Big6) and Kelly–Bronze turkeys (KBT) were compared for their susceptibility to infection with Histomonas meleagridis. All birds were kept on wood shaving as litter from day 1 on during the entire observation period. On day 28, 18–20 birds per turkey line were infected with H. meleagridis intracloacally. All birds were observed for 4 weeks after infection. The mortality rate was 95… CONTINUE READING


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