Mycoflora in Broiler Houses

Broiler양계사내(養鷄舍內)의 진균총(眞菌叢)

  • 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)
  • 최원필 (경북대학교 농과대학 수의학과) ;
  • 여상건 (경상대학교 농과대학 수의학과) ;
  • 이헌준 (충남대학교 농과대학 수의학과)
  • 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.