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Histopathology and Cytology of
Poultry Diseases
By Ivan Dinev, DVM, PhD


POULT ENTERITIS MORTALITY SYNDROME

Fig. 1. Poult enteritis mortality syndrome
(PEMS) is an infective, transmissible
multifactorial disease, affecting
turkey poults at the age of 1–4
weeks. It is characterized with diarrhoea,
dehydratation and increased
mortality. Histologically, target cells
are those of intestinal mucous coat
epithelium. An acute enterotyphlitis
with villous atrophy is present. H/E,
Bar = 50 µm.

Fig. 1. Poult enteritis mortality syndrome (PEMS) is an infective, transmissible multifactorial disease, affecting turkey poults at the age of 1–4 weeks. It is characterized with diarrhoea, dehydratation and increased mortality. Histologically, target cells are those of intestinal mucous coat epithelium. An acute enterotyphlitis with villous atrophy is present. H/E, Bar = 50 µm.

 
Fig. 2. Epithelial hyperplasia of glandular
crypts (arrow) and subserous
oedema (e). H/E, Bar = 35 µm.

Fig. 2. Epithelial hyperplasia of glandular crypts (arrow) and subserous oedema (e). H/E, Bar = 35 µm.

 
Fig. 3. The intestinal lumen is filled
with watery fluid and gas. Sometimes,
glandular crypts are transformed
into cystic cavities. H/E, Bar
= 30 µm.

Fig. 3. The intestinal lumen is filled with watery fluid and gas. Sometimes, glandular crypts are transformed into cystic cavities. H/E, Bar = 30 µm.

 
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