Bordetellosis-Bordetella Avium

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Bordetella avium is a Gram-negative, no fermentative, strictly aerobic, motile bacterium from the genus Bordetella. Bordetella avium is mainly responsible for the animal disease bordetellosis in wild and domesticated birds. This highly contagious microorganism colonizes the trachea of the host, usually chicken and turkeys. Is easily transmitted by direct contact or though air, water or fecal matter.

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Description

Bordetella avium is a Gram-negative, no fermentative, strictly aerobic, motile bacterium from the genus Bordetella. Bordetella avium is mainly responsible for the animal disease bordetellosis in wild and domesticated birds. This highly contagious microorganism colonizes the trachea of the host, usually chicken and turkeys. Is easily transmitted by direct contact or though air, water or fecal matter.
Bordetellosis in psittacine birds’ manifests with upper respiratory signs such as sneezing, nasal and ocular discharge, swelling of the infraorbital sinus and lockjaw. Infection of the lower airways is infrequent.

Symptoms

Signs of the disease usually occur 7–10 days after infection and include sinusitis with a clear nasal discharge that can be observed when pressure is applied to the nares. Foamy-watery eyes, a snick or cough, mouth breathing, dyspnea, tracheal rales, and altered vocalization are also characteristic. Complicated disease can result in more exaggerated signs including airsacculitis.
B avium is easily carried between farms. Thus, prevention should include a good biosecurity program. Rigorous cleanup and disinfection after field outbreaks is essential. Most of the commonly used disinfectants are effective