blue wing disease

blue wing disease

gangrenous dermatitis of turkeys caused by Clostridium septicum, C. perfringens type A and Staphylococcus aureus, in combination or singly. Infection occurs subsequent to injury, trauma during mating, vaccination, blood sampling or artificial insemination. Signs include a short course of about 24 hours, severe toxemia and heavy mortality in birds with moist areas of skin gangrene.