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AN OUTBREAK OF STAPHYLOCOCCOSIS IN YOUNG CHICKENS

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Title: AN OUTBREAK OF STAPHYLOCOCCOSIS IN YOUNG CHICKENS
Authors: SATO, Gihei Browse this author
MIURA, Shiro Browse this author
MIYAMAE, Takeo Browse this author
Issue Date: 15-Nov-1958
Publisher: The Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Start Page: 167
End Page: 180
Abstract: Acute staphylococcosis characterized by widespread edema and gangrene on the wing, neck, or other parts of the body occurred in about 6〜9-week-old White Leghorn chickens which were being kept in battery. Symptoms of the diseased chickens changed into confined skin necrosis, crusty dermatitis or diphtheric conditions associated with fowl pox infection. About 70% of a flock consisting of 1,000 chickens died during the outbreak. Many strains of Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from the various lesions of birds which died or were killed. Ocular infection of the staphylococcus was found from the initial stage of the disease. The isolated staphylococcus is coagulase positive, non-hemolytic and does not produce toxin. It is low virulent for rabbits, guinea pigs or mice. Young chickens were killed by intravenous injection with a dose of 1 mg of the staphylococcus culture. Wound infection appears to occur rarely under experimental conditions.
Type: bulletin
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/1736
Appears in Collections:Volume 6, Number 3

 

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