03/21 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Study on Incidence of Necrotic Enteritis of Chicken in Assam

D. Behera, D.C. Pathak, R.K. Sharma, B. Dutta, K. Kalai, H. Sharma and R. Hazarika

College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara - 781022, Guwahati

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2020 : 97 (10) - pages 20 to 22
(Received: February, 2021, Accepted: September, 2021)


The present study was carried out to determine the significance of necrotic enteritis (NE) among chickens in Assam. The different clinical signs or pathological conditions samples were collected from 15 districts of Assam. Isolation and identification of C. perfringens was done by cultural and morphological characteristics and molecular confirmation was done by detection of cpa gene of C. perfringens by PCR. In this study, 20 (15.03%) intestinal content and 9 (4.81%) cloaca swabs were found to be positive. The necrotic enteritis in chicken was diagnosed maximum during monsoon season and in birds of 4 to 6 weeks age respectively.

Key Words: Chickens, C. perfringens, necrotic enteritis

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