Mycoplasma meleagridis was isolated from both normal and diseased air sacs of turkeys examined and graded for air sacculitis on the evisceration line in a processing plant. It was also cultivated from wing bone cavities of turkeys with severe air sac lesions but not from leg bones or from samples of deep muscle. A further investigation, using material taken randomly from the condemned meat container, confirmed that M meleagridis was recoverable from wing bones.
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