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ENZOOTIC CASE OF PHEASANTS ASPERGILLOSIS
The article described the case of pheasants malady in a private farm of Bila Tserkva area, Kyiv region observed in 2015. The illness was accompanied by growth and lagging development depletion and sporadic death. The disease had an acute course and the birds loss amounted to 80% of those set for farming. The enzootic process in pheasants aspergillosis has the following features: a short incubation period (5 days), incoordination, diarrhea, yellow-green film with fungus mycelium formation in respiratory tracts. Mycological study has found out that 1g of feed the animalsconsumed contained approximately 920 thousand of CFU. The mycobiota was represented by A.fumigatus species, which was dominant, and A. ochraceus, Absidia corymbifera, Mucor spp. and Penicillium spp. Qualitative reaction with ferric chloride revealed the capacity of the isolated strain of A. fumigatus to produce kojic acid.
Key words: A. fumigatus, A. ochraceus, Absidia corymbifera, Mucor spp. и Penicillium spp., aspergillosis, pheasants.
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