An outbreak of Aspergillosis in Chicks

초생추(初生雛)에 발생(發生)한 Aspergillosis

  • Kim, Hwa Sik (College of Agriculture, Kyung Book National University) ;
  • Choi, Won Pil (College of Agriculture, Kyung Book National University)
  • Published : 1969.09.01


Aspergillosis outbroken in I to 2-week-old chicks in a poultry-farm at Tae-gu district were observed in april, 1959. Clinical and pathological manifestations of the cases were as follows: 1. Clinically, inappetence, drowsiness, and increased thirst were observed in the early stage. In the later stage, extreme dyspnea, emaciation and retarded growth were main features. There was diarrhea in a few cases. 2. Macroscopically, tubercle-like nodules in the lung and cloudy swelling of the parenchymatous organs were present. Histologically, the lung was shown suppurative bronchitis and bronchopneumonia. Hyphae, myceilia, sterigmata and free spores of aspergillus were observed in the center of the nodules and the bronchial lumen.