Chronic cholera-like lesions caused by Moraxella osloensis

Avian Dis. 1983 Jul-Sep;27(3):836-8.


Cholera-like lesions appeared in four house-confined flocks of tom turkeys on one farm from October 30, 1980, to December 2, 1980; Moraxella osloensis was isolated from the tissues. All flocks were treated with 0.04% sulfaquinoxaline in the water for 3 days. The flocks returned to normal and had normal condemnation rates at slaughter. An experiment was conducted in which six hen turkeys were inoculated with a M. osloensis isolate. The same gross lesions were produced as seen in the field cases.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Infections / diagnosis
  • Bacterial Infections / pathology
  • Bacterial Infections / veterinary*
  • Disease Outbreaks / veterinary*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Moraxella / isolation & purification
  • Moraxella / pathogenicity
  • Poultry Diseases / pathology*
  • Species Specificity
  • Turkeys*
  • Wisconsin