COMPARATIVE DIAGNOSTIC STUDY OF AVIAN SALMONELLOSIS IN SALAHALDEEN PROVINCE
The aims of this study were to detection of dominant Salmonella species that caused poultry infection Salahaddin province , and evaluation local prepared and manufactured serological kits that used in diagnosis of poultry salmonellosis, for this purpose 100 diarrheatic hen checked by culture methods, PCR, ELISA, Whole blood agglutination test and Slide agglutination test. The results showed that Salmonella isolation from hen in rate 34% , intestine is most suitable site for Salmonella isolation and Salmonella. typhimurium is most dominant spp. The sensitivity of ELISA test was 76.4%, while for other used tests were 100%. The specificity of ELISA test, Whole blood agglutination test, slide agglutination test for S. typhimurium and slide agglutination test for S enteritidis were: 80.3%, 86.3%,77.9% and 66.6% respectively.