THREE COMMON POULTRY DISEASES - TREATMENT, PREVENTION AND SIGNS TO LOOK FOR


MAREK'S DISEASE - HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS WITH NO TREATMENT.  PREVENTION STEPS INCLUDE VACCINATION, GOOD VENTILATION AND SANITATION

SYMPTOMS

  • DIARRHEA
  • DIFFICULTY BREATHING
  • TREMORS
  • PARALYSIS
  • TWISTING OF NECK
  • TEXTURE AROUND FEATHER FOLLICLES APPEAR RAISED AND BUMPY
  • CHANGE IN EYE COLOR WITH A GREY IRIS
  • IRREGULAR PUPIL
  • VISION IMPAIRMENT
  • LAMENESS/WEAKNESS IN LEGS WITH NO VISIBLE SIGN OF SWELLING

 

COCCIDIOSIS - INTESTINAL DISEASE THAT ATTACKS THE LINING OF THE GUT CAUSING BLEEDING AND INABILITY TO ABSORB NUTRIENTS.  SEE VET FOR TREATMENT.  PREVENTION INCLUDES GOOD HYGIENE, CLEAN FRESH WATER, KEEP FEEDING AREA CLEAN AND DRY, KEEP FEED OFF OF THE GROUND.  FEED CHICKS MEDICATED CRUMBLES

SYMPTOMS

  • DROOPINESS
  • LISTLESSNESS
  • LOSS OF APPETITE
  • LOSS OF YELLOW COLOR IN SHANKS
  • PALE COMBS AND WATTLES
  • HUDDLING OR ACTING CHILLED
  • BLOOD OR MUCUS IN FECES
  • DIARRHEA
  • DEHYDRATION
  • DEATH
  • POOR FEED DIGESTION
  • POOR WEIGHT GAIN
  • POOR FEED EFFICIENCY

 

NEW CASTLE DISEASE - SPREAD BY DIRECT CONTACT WITH INFECTED BIRDS BODILY FLUIDS/FECES.  CAN ALSO BE SPREAD BY PEOPLE AND EQUIPMENT.  PREVENTION MEASURES INCLUDE GOOD SANITATION, BIOSECURITY MEASURES AND VACCINATION.

SYMPTOMS

  • RESPIRATORY DISTRESS: GAPING BEAK, COUGHING,
    SNEEZING, GURGLING, RATTLING
  • DEPRESSION/LISTLESSNESS
  • UNUSUALLY WATER FECES YELLOWISH GREEN IN COLOR
  • LACK OF APPETITE
  • NERVOUS SIGNS: TREMORS AND PARALYSIS AND TWISTING
    OF THE NECK
  • CHANGES IN EGG PRODUCTION AND QUALITY OF EGG SHELL


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