International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part A (2017)
Avian tuberculosis in a backyard poultry flock in Tunisia: Case report
Author(s): Khaled Kaboudi, Abdelkader Amara and Moncef Bouzouaia
Abstract: Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease affecting several species of domestic and wild birds. It is due to the infection of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and spleen by various Mycobacterium species. This disease is more commonly seen in zoos and wild avian species (Del Pilar Silva et al., 2009) . Mycobacterium avium (serotypes 1, 2 and 3) and Mycobacterium genavense represent the most incriminated germs in the case of avian tuberculosis. This topic describes the observations of the first report of a typical case in a chicken issued from a backyard flock received at the avian clinic of the National Veterinary School of Sidi Thabet. This case prompted-us to bring and develop pathological aspects.
How to cite this article:
Khaled Kaboudi, Abdelkader Amara and Moncef Bouzouaia. Avian tuberculosis in a backyard poultry flock in Tunisia: Case report. International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry. 2017; 2(6): 34-37.