Prevalence of some common bacterial diseases in commercial poultry farm

  • Sharna Halder Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • Shubhagata Das Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • Sabuj Kanti Nath Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Khulna Agricultural University, Khulna-9202, Bangladesh
  • Swarup Kumar Kundu Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Khulna Agricultural University, Khulna-9202, Bangladesh
  • Md. Sirazul Islam Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • Sharmin Chowdhury Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • Md. Masuduzzaman Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Keywords: Bacterial diseases, prevalence, gross lesions, poultry farm.


Bacterial disease of poultry is one of the major constraints to the expansion of poultry industry. The study was undertaken to investigate some common bacterial diseases in commercial poultry farm. A total of 100 sick and dead chickens (67 broilers, 26 layers and 7 sonali) were collected from different poultry farms which were subjected to postmortem examination for tentative diagnosis. After the post-mortem examination, out of 100 collected dead chickens, bacterial diseases were confirmed 58 %. Among them 52 % of the chickens were diagnosed tentatively to be the case of colibacillosis, 4 % salmonellosis, and 2 % of fowl cholera. In post-mortem examination, some pathological lesions like: omphalitis, fibrinopurulent fluid accumulation in peritoneal cavity, air sacculitis, pericarditis and perihepatitis, extreme congestion and septicemia in intestine for colibacillosis infection; unabsorbed yolk mass, bronze discoloration and friable liver, hemorrhages in spleen, misshaped ova for salmonellosis as well as swollen and hardening of comb, congestion of skin, multiple pin point pale color necrotic lesion on liver, pin point hemorrhage on fat muscle of heart were observed for fowl cholera infection. Hence, this study will definitely help to perceive the prevalence of common bacterial diseases like colibacillosis, salmonellosis and fowl cholera infection in commercial poultry farm.


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How to Cite
Halder, S., Das, S., Nath, S., Kundu, S., Islam, M., Chowdhury, S., & Masuduzzaman, M. (2021). Prevalence of some common bacterial diseases in commercial poultry farm. Ukrainian Journal of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, 4(2), 44-51.