Flock-level prevalence of Clostridium colinum in broiler flocks with digestive disease in Jordan by polymerase chain reaction

D. A. Roussan, R. H. Al Rifai, G. Y. Khawaldeh, W. S. Totanji

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Abstract

A cross-sectional study was conducted from May to September of the year 2008 in broiler flocks in the southern and northern area of Jordan, to determine the flock-level prevalence of Clostridium colinum infection. Intestinal swabs were collected from 170 broiler flocks and tested by PCR. Among the study population, 20 flocks in both areas (11.8%, 95% confidence interval: 10 to 22%) were positive for C. colinum infection. The prevalence of positive intestinal samples in the southern and northern area of Jordan were 4.7 and 7.1%, respectively, which was statistically significant (χ2 = 3.9 df = 1, P = 0.0482). It is recommended to conduct further epidemiologic studies to determine risk factors and to evaluate the economic consequences of the C. colinum infection in the region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1639-1642
Number of pages4
JournalPoultry science
Volume88
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Broiler
  • Clostridium colinum
  • Enteritis
  • Flock-level prevalence
  • Jordan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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