[Relevance and diagnostics of selected bacterial pathogens of poultry].
Jung A, Ryll M, Rautenschlein S.
Klinik für Geflügel, Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Bünteweg 17, 30599 Hannover.
This paper provides an overview of diseases caused by Bordetella avium, Gallibacterium anatis, Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale, Riemerella anatipestifer and Enterococcus cecorum in poultry flocks. These bacterial species are almost exclusively found in birds. Their identification with biochemical methods is described and alternative molecular biological methods are discussed.