Its clinical indication is for the prevention of blackhead disease in poultry, which is caused by the protozoan species Histomonas meleagridis
Efficacy of a herbal product against Histomonas meleagridis
after experimental infection of turkey poults.
Histomoniasis or blackhead disease is a life-threatening disease of turkeys that is caused by a flagellated protozoan, Histomonas meleagridis.
Histomonas meleagridis were re-isolated from the Flagyl(r) fed chicks and subjected to the in vitro assay.
El efecto mas llamativo de este helminto radica en que sus huevos pueden actuar como transportadores del protozoario Histomonas meleagridis
, agente etiologico de la histomoniasis (Kaufmann, 1996; Permin et al.
This report describes outbreaks of histomonosis, a severe disease caused by the protozoan parasite Histomonas meleagridis
, which occurred over a period of 3 y on an organic farm in southern Germany.
No evidence of Pasteurella multocida (fowl cholera) or Histomonas meleagridis
(blackhead) were seen.
Phylogenetic position of the trichomonad parasite of turkeys, Histomonas meleagridis
(Smith) Tyzzer, inferred from small subunit rRNA sequence.
Metronidayol given once a month can help prevent the growth of the parasite Histomonas meleagridis
which causes blackhead.
The susceptibility of mule and muscovy ducks to "blackhead" disease caused by Histomonas meleagridis
was studied using an experimental intracloacal inoculation.
The spread of Histomonas meleagridis
infections through groups of turkeys in the absence of the cecal worm vector (Heterakis gallinarum) was studied in a battery cage model.
Blackhead, also known as enterohepatitis, is caused by a protozoan parasite called Histomonas meleagridis