Muhammad Farhan Qadir , 1 ,* and Ayesha Irum2
1College of Veterinary Medicine, Shanxi Agricultural University, Jinzhong 030801, PR China 2Ayub Agricultural Research Centre, Faisalabad, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poultry birds are affected with lot of infectious diseases in which Mycoplasma synoviae is one of vital significance. Mycoplasma infection can be diagnosed on several basis including history of disease in chickens, clinical signs of infected chickens, necropsy practices, microscopic lesions, and several diagnostic methods. Once, observing the clinical signs, necropsy practice is considered as the best method to identify the target pathogen as Mycoplasma synoviae, showing the specific type of postmortem lesions. Mycoplasma detection can also be done by several serological and molecular techniques. Early diagnosis of mycoplasma can be done by using serological tests. Status of Mycoplasma was observed time to time in Pakistan and India and presented in this review. Mycoplasma can be controlled by timely vaccination of layer chickens, appropriate and routine screening the breeder flock and culling of infected birds or flocks. Once the chickens are infected with mycoplasma, it remains infected for entire life, so eradicate the whole flock, to avoid the future losses to the poultry birds due to this pathogen. This review paper will explain the current status of Mycoplasma synoviae and diagnostic techniques in Pakistan and India.