African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Short Communication

Mycoplasma gallisepticum in free-range chicken from Northern Tocantins State, Brazil

Caroline Peters Pigatto De Nardi1*, Aléxia Lohanna Monteiro Lima2 and Francisco Baptista2
1Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP), Campus Matão, Brazil. 2Universidade Federal do Tocantins (UFT), Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Brazil.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 October 2013
  •  Published: 21 November 2013

Abstract

Mycoplasma gallisepticum is a major problem of the poultry industry worldwide. This infectious disease, which affects animals worldwide, is caused by bacteria. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of M. gallisepticum in free-range chickens raised in Araguaína, Tocantins, using rapid plate agglutination test (SAR). Blood samples of 175 free-range chickens from the city of Araguaína, Tocantins, Brazil, were evaluated through serological tests. Of the 175 blood samples from adult birds (Gallus gallus domesticus), 74 (42.29%) - [34.87 to 49.97%] had positive serology for M. gallisepticum. Positive results were significant and show the need for preventive measures in small farms in the region studied.

 

Key words: Poultry, mycoplasmosis, biosafety.