- Volume 24 Issue 1
Mycoflora in Broiler Houses
- Choi, Won-pil (Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, Gyeongbuk National University) ;
- Yeo, Sang-geon (Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, Gyeongsang National University) ;
- Lee, Hun-jun (Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, Chungnam National University)
- Received : 1984.02.17
- Published : 1984.06.01
The present survey was undertaken to determine the mycoflora of broiler houses. Attempts were made to isolate and identify fungi in the dust, feed, litter and water from 21 broiler houses. A total of 166 isolates of fungi was identified as yeast spp. (44%), Aspergillus spp. (30.7%), Verticillium spp. (7.2%), Penicillium spp. (3.6%), Paecilomyces spp. (3.6%), Scopulariopsis spp. (3.0%), Cephalosporium spp. (3.0%), Chrysosporium spp. (2.4%), Cladosporium spp. (1.8%) and Absidia spp. (0.6%). Isolated of Aspergillus(A) spp. and Penicillium(P) spp. were identified as A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. terreus, A. nidulans, A. niger, P. citrinum and P. palitan. Fungal contamination of the broiler houses predominated in the dust. The important point is that must of the isolates were pathogenic fungi.