Saturday, July 13, 2024

Recent research addresses blackhead disease in poultry

By Dr. Denise Heard U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Must read

TUCKER, Ga. — Histomoniasis outbreaks in turkeys and broiler breeders can lead to major economic losses for the poultry industry. Histomonas meleagridis is the causative agent of blackhead disease, resulting in low mortality in chickens and up to 100 percent mortality in turkeys.

Reports of histomoniasis outbreaks dramatically increased after the last approved treatment was taken off the market in 2016. There is an urgent need to understand and develop an intervention strategy to alleviate histomoniasis in turkeys and broiler breeders. Thus, USPOULTRY and its Foundation funded a board research initiative in 2020 at North Carolina State University to provide methods. . .

Register or Login to keep reading

Thank you for your interest in accessing the complete content. To continue reading, please register for free. By registering, you'll gain full access to our valuable resources, updates, and insights.

If you already have an account please Log In.

More articles

Latest article