Avian Dis 2017 Jun;61(2):242-244
Department of Poultry Science, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
Blackhead disease is caused by Histomonas meleagridis, an anaerobic protozoan parasite, and results in mortality rates of up to 100% in turkeys and 30% in chickens. Outbreaks of blackhead disease are unpredictable, and the harvesting of H. meleagridis strains from the field would be a great resource for researchers to study its epidemiology. Read More