Spironucleus meleagridis

Spironucleus meleagridis, also referred to as Hexamita meleagridis, is a flagellated protozoan parasite found in the intestines of a wide variety of fowl, including turkeys, chukar partridges, quail, and peafowl. It has been associated with outbreaks of infectious catarrhal enteritis in commercial flocks.


  • Order: Diplomonadida
  • Family: Hexamitidae
  • Genus: Spironucleus


  • turkeys
  • partridges
  • quail
  • peafowl