Identifying and knowing Infectious Poultry Diseases from an early stage may save you a ton of money from time to time.
How to spot Infectious Poultry Diseases Chicken Droppings
These are some of the most common diseases that you can easily identify in your poultry dropping.
1. Pullorum Disease
Pullorum disease affects chicks that are below the age of four weeks. You can tell that the chicks are infected from their whitish diarrhea droppings.
Clean and disinfect the chicken coop.
Coccidiosis is caused by coccidian parasites, which multiplies very rapidly and affects the intestines of poultry.
You can tell if your flock is infected with coccidiosis by viewing bloody droppings in your coop. One, which is the chronic form, persist for long and does not kill the chicken. Whereas in acute form, death occurs in 5 to 7 days.
This infectious disease is treated using Amprocox WS and can be mixed with Stressmis WS in feed and water to reduce stress in poultry.
3. Fowl Typhoid
Chicken droppings are white in colour. This is also visible in the chicken vent, which is sometimes smeared with white fecal discharges.
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- Vaccinate all your birds at 7 weeks of age.
- Control entry of visitors into the chicken coop
- Use Fowlvax TM
4. Infectious Poultry Diseases – Fowl Cholera
A yellowish colouration on chicken droppings characterizes fowl Cholera. This, in turn, can be followed by yellowish or greenish diarrhea.
- Positively affected burn birds
- Clean and disinfect the chicken coop.
- Use recommended sulphur drugs for the treatment.
5. Infectious Poultry Diseases – Newcastle Disease
It is spread by human beings, animals, and sick birds. Chicken droppings are green in colour but not every greenish dropping in Newcastle disease.
There is no cure for this type of disease, but you can control it through vaccines. Chicks are vaccinated at the ages of 3-4 weeks. The vaccine is then repeated after 16 weeks of age and lasts at 24 weeks of age. You can also vaccinate your flock when there is an outbreak in the area.