Sample required: Tracheal swab 🧪
🐓🐓🦃 Avian mycoplasmosis is a bacterial disease of chickens and turkeys caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum or Mycoplasma synoviae.
This disease causes respiratory problems 🤧 and a reduction in egg production 📉🥚🐣 in infected hens and causes significant economic losses 💵💰 in all sectors of the poultry industry 👨🏾🌾.
Infection with these bacteria also worsens cases of diseases caused by other viruses such as Newcastle disease (NDV), avian infectious bronchitis (IBV).
Avian mycoplasmosis can also infect some wild birds.
In Madagascar🇲🇬🇲🇬, various studies carried out by veterinary students show that many chickens on farms and on market stalls are infected with this disease.
Mahaliana Labs 🔬🔬 offers a PCR test which detects the bacteria in a sample 🐔 and thus allows veterinarians and breeders to care for or protect their animals.