Category: Meleagrids

Posted in Bacterial Meleagrids Respiratory

𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬 is an infection with the bacteria 𝐌𝐲𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐦𝐚 𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐦. As the name suggests, this bacteria primarily infects the sinuses of turkeys!

Posted in Avian Gallids Hematopoietic Meleagrids Viral

𝐀𝐯𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐥𝐮, or avian influenza, is a viral infection that affects many different bird species. Recently, there have been outbreaks of the strain 𝐇𝟓𝐍𝟏 across the world, which has been devastating for poultry production and wildlife species.

Posted in Integument Meleagrids Viral

𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐱 is a type of 𝐩𝐨𝐱𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 affecting turkeys, hence the name.

Posted in Gastrointestinal Liver and Biliary Meleagrids Parasitic

𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 is a parasitic disease caused by a 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐳𝐨𝐚𝐧, which are small single celled organisms. Interestingly, this protozoan is transmitted alongside another parasite, the roundworm 𝐇𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐮𝐦. So these poor animals end up with two parasitic infections for the price of one!