airsacculitis(redirected from avian airsacculitis)
inflammation of the air sacs.
occurs as part of a respiratory tract infection by Mycoplasma gallisepticum infections usually referred to as chronic respiratory disease. Airsacculitis as such is notable for the high rate of carcass condemnations that it causes. Postmortem lesions include the presence of caseous exudate, or a beaded appearance of the lining. There are usually accompanying lesions in the bronchi and lungs.
a large variety of bacterial species participate in the disease. Clinical signs include cough, dyspnea and swelling of the submandibular area.