- histomoniasis of turkeys
- the lethal type of histomoniasis seen in turkeys; there are lesions of the intestine and liver and a dark discoloration of the comb.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
histomoniasis — his·to·mo·ni·a·sis .his tə mə nī ə səs n, pl a·ses .sēz infection with or disease caused by protozoans of the genus Histomonas: BLACKHEAD (2) * * * his·to·mo·ni·a·sis (his″to mo niґə sis) an infectious protozoal disease caused by… … Medical dictionary
dimetridazole — di·me·trid·a·zole (di″mə triґdə zōl) an antiprotozoal drug used against histomoniasis of turkeys … Medical dictionary
blackhead — /blak hed /, n. 1. a small, black tipped, fatty mass in a skin follicle, esp. of the face; comedo. 2. any of several birds having a black head, as the greater scaup, Aythya marila. 3. Also called enterohepatitis. Vet. Pathol. a malignant,… … Universalium
Blackhead — A familiar term for what is medically called an open comedo. A comedo, the primary sign of acne, consists of a dilated (widened) hair follicle filled with keratin squamae (skin debris), bacteria, and sebum (oil). An open comedo has a wide opening … Medical dictionary
Blackhead disease — (also known simply as blackhead ) is a commercially important avian disease that affects chickens, turkeys and other poultry. The disease carries a high mortality rate and affects the liver and cecum. It is a form of histomoniasis caused by the… … Wikipedia
Heterakis — Het·er·a·kis rā kəs n a genus (the type of the family Heterakidae) of nematode worms including one (H. gallinae) that infests esp. chickens and turkeys and serves as an intermediate host and transmitter of the protozoan causing blackhead * * *… … Medical dictionary
Histomonas — His·to·mo·nas .his tə mōn əs n a genus of flagellate protozoans (family Mastigamoebidae) that are parasites in the liver and intestinal mucosa esp. of poultry, and are usu. considered to include a single species (H. meleagridis) that causes… … Medical dictionary
Chicken — Gallus gallus domesticus redirects here. For other subspecies, see Red Junglefowl. Chooks redirects here. For the fast food chain, see Chooks Fresh Tasty. This article is about the animal. For chicken as human food, see Chicken (food). For other… … Wikipedia
Histomonas meleagridis — Taxobox color = khaki name = Histomonas meleagridis domain = Eukaryota unranked phylum = Excavata phylum = Metamonada classis = Parabasalia ordo = Trichomonadida familia = Monocercomonadidae genus = Histomonas species = H. meleagridis binomial =… … Wikipedia