Gentamicin and bacterial culture (Nurmi culture) treatments either alone or in combination against experimental Salmonella hadar infection in turkey poults.

E. Seuna, K. V. Nagaraja, B. S. Pomeroy

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Abstract

The effect of three treatments on Salmonella hadar infection in turkey poults was examined. The three treatments were: (A) a single injection of gentamicin, (B) peroral treatment with anaerobic culture derived from cecal contents of an adult turkey (Nurmi culture), and (C) combination of treatments A and B. Nurmi culture was significantly more effective than gentamicin treatment. Nurmi culture along with gentamicin reduced the number of shedding birds, but a higher proportion of birds became carriers compared with the groups given Nurmi culture only. Gentamicin injection alone did not prevent the spreading of infection in larger groups raised on litter, but it did so in one experimental group raised on wire floor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-629
Number of pages13
JournalAvian diseases
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

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