Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale infection in commercial laying-type chickens

Stephanie J. Sprenger, David A. Halvorson, K. V. Nagaraja, Radivoje Spasojevic, Richard S. Dutton, Daniel P. Shaw

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Abstract

Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale is a gram-negative, rod-shaped, pleomorphic bacterium that has been isolated from flocks of turkeys and broilers from around the world. Infections cause respiratory disease, mortality, and growth suppression, or clinical signs of infection may be absent. In layers, there have been few reports of disease caused by O. rhinotracheale. This is the first report of O. rhinotracheale infection in United States layer flocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-729
Number of pages5
JournalAvian diseases
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Chickens
  • Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale

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