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Related to histomoniasis: Blackhead disease, Histomonas meleagridis



[New Latin Histomonas, genus of zooflagellates (histo- + Greek monas, monad; see monad) + -iasis.]
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Blackhead disease (histomoniasis) currently has no efficacious drug approved for use in poultry in the United States.
Histomoniasis is a disease almost exclusively of birds in the order Galliformes, but Histomonas has been reported from the intestinal tracts of burrowing owls in Brazil and a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) in Turkey (Davidson, 2008; Ozmen et al., 2009; Andery et al., 2013).
Histomoniasis or blackhead disease is a life-threatening disease of turkeys that is caused by a flagellated protozoan, Histomonas meleagridis.
Likewise Histomoniasis is normally occur due to direct contact with soil and has been found in the hens reared on the free-range [7].