Histomoniasis

Histomoniasis (or histomonosis) is a disease of birds, particularly of chickens and turkeys, due to parasitic infection of a protozoan, Histomonas meleagridis. It is a form of blackhead disease in poultry. The parasite specifically infects the cecum and liver. Symptoms of the infection include depression, reduced appetite, poor growth, increased t...
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histomoniasis

A disease chiefly affecting turkeys, caused by Histomonas meleagridis and characterised by ulcerative and necrotic lesions of the liver and caecum, acute onset, and a high mortality rate. It is transmitted inside the eggs of the nematode Heterakis gallinae, which is primarily responsible for maintaining and spreading the infection. ... Synonym: bla...
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histomoniasis

histomoniasis A serious avian disease caused by an ameboflagellate protozoan Histomonas meleagridis. Common signs are depression, anorexia, loss of condition, and cyanosis of the skin of the head (blackhead); however, death may be sudden without any clinical signs.
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