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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 359-366
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.042


Isolation and Identification of Bacteria from Swollen Head Syndrome (SHS) Affected Chicken Flock
Ruthra*, A. Arulmozhi, A.Balasubramaniam and G. A. Balasubramaniam
Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College and Research Institute,
TANUVAS, Namakkal- 637002, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The purpose of this study was designed to isolate and identify the bacterial organisms from the chicken flocks which are affected by Swollen Head Syndrome (SHS) in and around Namakkal, Tamil Nadu. Clinical materials like infraorbital sinus swabs, chonal cleft swabs, tracheal swabs and lungs were collected for the bacterial culture. Suspected bacterial cultures were used for biochemical tests and PCR. Out of 48 positive flocks, 9 got positive for Avibacterium paragallinarum¸ 8 for Mycoplasma gallisepticum and remaining flocks are positive for Escherichia coli in combination with Avian metapneumovirus, Staphlylococcus spp., Pseudomonas spp., and Pasteurella spp., This suggests that SHS can be associated with most of the bacteria other than pneumovirus.


Keywords: Swollen Head Syndrome (SHS), bacterial culture, PCR, Chicken
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Ruthra, M., A. Arulmozhi, A.Balasubramaniam and Balasubramaniam, G. A. 2020. Isolation and Identification of Bacteria from Swollen Head Syndrome (SHS) Affected Chicken FlockInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 359-366. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.042