Histomoniasis of chuckar partridge in Korea : A case report

바위 자고새의 흑두병 발생예

  • Park, Jeong-woo (Chungbuk Veterinary Service Laboratory) ;
  • Jun, Moo-hyung (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Cho, Sung-whan (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Cho, Woo-young (Southern Branch of Chungbuk Veterinary Service Laboratory)
  • 박정우 (충북 가축위생시험소) ;
  • 전무형 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 조성환 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 조우영 (충북 가축위생시험소 남부지소)
  • Received : 1992.02.05
  • Published : 1992.04.30


The diseased Chuckar partridges that were raised at the wild bird-raising farms located in Ockchun, Chungbuk province, were submitted for diagnosis in the laboratory in July. 1990. The diseased partridges aged 3~4 weeks old were shown clinical signs such as anorexia, depression, white-colored or transparent-watery diarrhea and dropping of the head and wings. At necropsy, major gross lesions were found in the livers, ceca and lungs. Histopathologically, numerous histomonads were observed in the necrotic tissues of the livers and ceca. In the cecal specimens, it was found that the ameboid histomonads have flagellum and the size of 10~20 micrometer. The case was confirmed as histomoniasis due to the infection of Histomonas meleagridis.