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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 721-731

A Retrospective Study on the Prevalence of Infectious Diseases in Desi Fowls of Tirupur District, India
V.S. Vadivoo1*, M. Arthanarieswaran2, U. Lakshmikantan3, T. Hariharan1 and R. Mathivananan2
1Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Tirupur, India
2Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India
*Corresponding author

This retrospective study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of common infectious disease that caused major mortality and economic loss in desi chicken farming in Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu. Disease prevalence was studied in a total of 261 ailing or dead desi chicks that were presented for disease diagnosis to the Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Tirupurbetween 2017 to 2019.Majority of desi birds were affected by Newcastle disease (ND) (27.59%) followed by Fowl cholera (16.86), Aspergillosis (8.42 %), Colibacillosis (7.66%), Coccidiosis (7.66%), Fowl pox (7.66 %), Heat stress (6.89 %), Worm infestation (5.36%) Respiratory infection (3.83)and Nutritional deficiency (3.06 %). Death due to Lymphoidleukosis (1.92 %), infectious bursal disease (0.77%), Mycoplasma (0.77 %), gout (0.77%) and Pecking (0.77%), was very minimum. Birds in the age group of 9-18 weeks showed high prevalence (44.06 %) of disease followed by the young chicks in the age group of 0-8 weeks (40.23 %). Adult birds more than 18 weeks of age were the least affected (15.71 %) in this study. Similarly the diseases were recorded frequently during summer (40.61%) followed by rainy (31.80%) and winter season (27.59%).

Keywords: Disease prevalence, Desi birds, Retrospective study

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Vadivoo, V.S., M. Arthanarieswaran, U. Lakshmikantan, T. Hariharan and Mathivananan, R. 2020. A Retrospective Study on the Prevalence of Infectious Diseases in Desi Fowls of Tirupur District, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 721-731. doi:
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