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Baruscapillaria obsignata : a serious cause of enteropathy and high mortality in turkeys ( meleagris gallopavo )

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary Quarterly, May 2016
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Title
Baruscapillaria obsignata : a serious cause of enteropathy and high mortality in turkeys ( meleagris gallopavo )
Published in
Veterinary Quarterly, May 2016
DOI 10.1080/01652176.2016.1182232
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Palanivelu, Munuswamy, Kumar, Mariappan Asok, Singh, Shambhu Dayal, Latchumikanthan, Annamalai, Badami, Sharanabasav, Kolluri, Gautham, Singh, Rajendra, Dhama, Kuldeep, Singh, Raj Kumar, Munuswamy Palanivelu, Mariappan Asok Kumar, Shambhu Dayal Singh, Annamalai Latchumikanthan, Sharanabasav Badami, Gautham Kolluri, Rajendra Singh, Kuldeep Dhama, Raj Kumar Singh

Abstract

Capillariasis, an important parasitic disease of birds is caused at least by seven different genera of trichurid nematodes with clinical outcome ranging from mild enteritis to high mortality. This study was aimed to investigate the causative agent involved in high mortality associated with severe enteric illness among turkey flocks in an organized commercial poultry farm at Bareilly, India. Turkey carcasses (n = 119) and fecal samples from the affected deep litter pen constituted as the study materials. The disease was investigated by systematic necropsy, direct microscopy and histopathology. Representative samples were screened for other enteric pathogens. Microscopic examination of mucosal scraping revealed capillarid worms and their eggs in all the samples. The morphological features of adult worms were typically consistent to Baruscapillaria obsignata. Histopathology exhibited thickened muscular and mucosal layers, mononuclear and heterophilic infiltration in the lamina propria, blunting and clubbing of villi, epithelial denudation and sections of capillarid worms. Administration of levamisole at 80 ppm in drinking water reduced the mortality, clinical illness and worm load after three days of therapy. The capillarid worms in different avian hosts can cause different clinical manifestations and outcomes. From India, this is the first report describing intestinal pathology caused by B. obsignata in turkeys. We conclude that the B. obsignata infection is capable of causing life threatening enteropathy in turkeys and, hence, routine screening, scheduled deworming and good litter management are crucial to control the infection and its associated loss.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 5 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor > Associate Professor 2 40%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 20%
Student > Postgraduate 1 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 40%
Unspecified 1 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 20%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,359,176
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Outputs from Veterinary Quarterly
#101
of 192 outputs
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#128,659
of 276,645 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Veterinary Quarterly
#3
of 8 outputs
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