pullorum disease


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pullorum disease

[pə′lȯr·əm di‚zēz]
(veterinary medicine)
A highly fatal disease of chickens and other birds caused by Salmonella pullorum, characterized by weakness, lassitude, lack of appetite, and whitish or yellowish diarrhea. Also known as bacillary white diarrhea; white diarrhea.
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Sero prevalence and mortality in chickens caused by pullorum disease and fowl typhoid in the government poultry farms in Bangladesh.
Fowl typhoid and pullorum disease are controlled by biosecurity and vaccination by the poultry industry, however, these bacteria are still present in the poultry environment and outbreaks are often reported worldwide (O.I.E.
A stained antigen for the rapid whole blood test for pullorum disease. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1931;32:236-40.