Chicken Diseases

Campylobacter Symptoms in Chickens and How To Prevent

Campylobacter Symptoms in Chickens and How To Prevent

Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease that can affect mammals and birds, including ducks and chickens. This clinical illness is being transmitted from animals to humans through contaminated food, and meat, and carcasses during slaughtering. It is caused by Campylobacter, a spiral, gram-negative, and uniflagellate bacteria. These bacteria live in the intestines of healthy chickens and …

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Bumblefoot in Chickens: Causes, Symptoms, Cure, and Prevention

Bumblefoot in Chickens: Causes, Symptoms, Cure, and Prevention

Bumblefoot (scientific name: ulcerative pododermatitis) is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation that usually affects rodents and domestic birds, such as quails and ducks. Nevertheless, it is most common in chickens. It is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria that invade the system of a chicken through a small cut, wound, or scratch on its foot. …

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Blackhead Disease in Chickens - Symptoms and How to Avoid Your Chickens Get Infected

Blackhead Disease in Chickens – Symptoms and How to Avoid Your Chickens Get Infected

Blackhead disease in chickens, also known as histomoniasis is a typical disease of poultry birds, especially turkeys and chickens.This dangerous illness is caused by Histomonas meleagridis, a single-celled protozoan parasite that produces tiny eggs of cecal worms called Heterakis gallinarum. These parasitic eggs usually stay inactive in the soil for about four years before decimating …

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