Authors: SÜHEYLA TÜRKYILMAZ, OSMAN KAYA
Abstract: Respiratory diseases are very common in poultry. Bordetella avium and Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale are among the major microorganisms responsible for these diseases. The study was conducted to investigate the seroprevalence of O. rhinotracheale and B. avium in Aydın. Two hundred seventy-six chicken and 360 turkey serum samples were collected from poultry with respiratory disease suspicion in poultry enterprises around the city and samples were then examined for the presence of B. avium and O. rhinotracheale by commercial ELISA kits. The results revealed that 66.3% of chicken and 11.1% of turkey serum samples were positive for O. rhinotracheale and 29.1% of turkey serum samples were positive for B. avium. Presence of O. rhinotracheale and B. avium antibodies was serologically detected for the first time in hens and turkeys in Aydın province, Turkey.
Keywords: Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale, Bordetella avium, poultry, ELISA
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