News 4 commentsupdate:Mar 9, 2016

Scientists discover disease plaguing Russian poultry

A previously unknown disease amongst poultry in Russia has been finally identified and received the tentative title as ‘bacterial endocarditic of chickens’.

The discovery was made by researchers of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Siberia and the Far East (SB RAS).

The damage from the spread of this infection, that has harmed Russian poultry farming for the past two years, is estimated at RUB2 billion (US$70mln) per year, a report said.

SB RAS reports that the scientists were able to decipher the genome of pathogenic bacteria that causes the disease, reproduce it in the laboratory and to start testing it.

Poultry that die from this disease suffer from damage to the heart; in particular it often has endocarditis, as well as pathology of lungs and bones.

Scientists believe that the disease agent, the mechanism of infection of which has not yet been clarified, is a parasite in the blood vessels, which leads to the damage of various organs. There is preliminary evidence that it may be passed from parent to offspring, which could cause widespread damage among poultry stock.


  • TM Taruseng Munyanyi

    What the characteristic of te organisms what are the pathological findings. I think we may think as a new infection when its known and have not been diagnonised in Russia yet it might common in other countries

  • manny atovi monarca

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  • JJGM van den Broek

    Provbably Enterococcus, as in many other countries already diagnosed. Difficult to cultivate as Russian poultry is often full of E.Colithat overgrows everything in bacterial diagnostics. Never seen Russian vets doing section on harts, and definately not on living birds, so I am supprized anyone even found endo carditis.

  • VV Vorotnikov

    Well, according to the head of Molecular Biology Department of SB RAS Vasili Afonyushkin – this is the completely new bacteria that previously have not been registered in Russia or any other country.

    It is interesting that the bacteria that have been found in this research can circulate in the blood-vascular system of poultry for a long time. During this period organism usually develops immunity to all harmful microorganisms, but this time it doesn’t - for the unknown reason.

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