CHICKEN FLU AND HOW TO PREVENT IT
Today talk about the flu (Infectious coryza)
Influenza is one of the most common diseases affecting the respiratory system which causes the chicken to produce mucus in the nose, sneeze, watery head and inflammation.
Influenza is a disease that affects the bird population of all ages but mostly in adults. Its spread is through the air and its source is sick or diseased birds.
Chicken flu is caused by a bacterium (Haemophilus paragallinum)
SYMPTOMS OF FUEL
-Symptoms of the flu begin to appear 3–3 days after infection. The most common areas are the nose, -eyes, lungs, throat and pharynx.
-Chickens with diarrhea and sometimes bloody mucus.
-Changing the color of the swords (Comb and wattle) and turning blue
-Swollen eyes, a condition that causes chickens to close one eye and sometimes both
-Swollen swords and face
-loss of appetite and reduced appetite
-Chickens snore while breathing
-Bad smelling diarrhea especially if there are other fungal infections
-Mortality is low and chickens recover after a week
HOW TO PREVENT
-Sanitation and ensuring that no parasites cause this disease
-Sick chickens should be separated from adult chickens
-Make sure the chicks are imported from companies that follow the best breeding regulations
-Influenza is a treatable disease and the breeder can see your local veterinarian to prescribe the correct medication for you.