J S Afr Vet Assoc 2019 Nov 29;90(0):e1-e5. Epub 2019 Nov 29.
Department of Animal Production, Center for Agricultural Sciences, Santa Catarina State University, Lages, Brazil; and, VERTÀ, Research and Veterinary Diagnostic Institute, Curitibanos, Santa Catarina.
Infectious arthritis or tenosynovitis in broiler and breeder chickens results in major loss of productivity because of reduced growth and downgrading at processing plants. The most common causative agents of avian infectious arthritis are the bacterium Mycoplasma synoviae and avian reoviruses (ARVs) (family Reoviridae, genus Orthoreovirus). In this study, we evaluated the occurrence of these two pathogens in arthritis or tenosynovitis lesions of broilers and breeder flocks in southern Brazil using molecular detection. Read More