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Avian hepatitis by Salmonella

Certain Enterobacteriaceae can cross the intestinal epithelium and reach the liver, where they cause hepatitis and steatosis. Sometimes, the infection is vertical, that is, the bacteria come from the breeders. However, in the case of the image, intestinal origin is suspected, since E. coli was isolated together with Salmonella. It is recommended to check the health status of both, broilers and breeders to clarify the origin of the infection. It is also recommended to observe possible whitish nodules in organic cavities at necropsy, which help in the diagnosis of Salmonella hepatitis (or avian infectious toxic hepatoenteritis).

10/05/2021 Author: Veterinaria Digital

Avian hepatitis by Salmonella

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