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Table 1 Overview of mortalities and number of samples taken at farms A, B and C during three consecutive farm visits and at slaughter. Mortalities expressed are only those related to histomonosis

From: PCR and serology confirm the infection of turkey hens and their resilience to histomonosis in mixed flocks following high mortalities in toms

Farm No. of birds First farm visita Second farm visita Third farm visita Slaughter
Mortality (%) Dust samples (♂b/♀c) Cloacal swabs (♂/♀) Blood samples (♂/♀) Mortality (%) Dust samples (♂/♀) Cloacal swabs (♂/♀) Blood samples (♂/♀) Mortality (%) Dust samples (♂/♀) Cloacal swabs (♂/♀) Blood samples (♂/♀) Blood samples (♂/♀)
Farm A 4470 ♂
1990 ♀
95.7 ♂
0.2 ♀
0/4 30/30 30/30 98.5 ♂
0 ♀
0/4 0/30 0/30 98.5 ♂
0 ♀
0/4 30/30 30/30 0/30
Farm B 3600 ♂
2700 ♀
7.2 ♂
0.2 ♀
4/4 30/30 30/30 44.9 ♂
0 ♀
4/4 30/30 30/30 100 ♂
0 ♀
0/4 30/30 30/30 0/30
Farm C 3650 ♂
2510 ♀
5.5 ♂
0 ♀
4/4 30/30 30/30 49.9 ♂
0 ♀
4/4 0/30 0/30 100 ♂
0 ♀
0/4 0/30 0/30 0/30
  1. aTime elapsed from diagnosis of the disease until each of the three farm visits on farm: A) 7, 28 and 68 days; B) 3, 10 and 17 days; C) 1, 8 and 15 days
  2. bMale birds
  3. cFemale birds