Streptococcal infection in poultry
Streptococcus species are the cause of opportunistic infections in poultry leading to acute and chronic conditions in affected birds. Disease varies according to the Streptococcal species but common presentations include septicaemia, peritonitis, salpingitis and endocarditis.
Common species affecting poultry include:
- S. gallinaceus in broiler chickens
- S. gallolyticus which is a pathogen of racing pigeons and turkey poults
- S. dysgalactiae in broiler chickens
- S. mutans in geese
- S. pluranimalium in broiler chickens
- S. equi subsp. zooepidemicus in chickens and turkeys
- S. suis in psittacine birds
Treatment and control
- Streptococcus and Enterococcus infections - Poultry expert reviewed and published by WikiVet, accessed 12 October 2011.
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