Disease Age

affected

 

Symptoms Treatment
NCD All Depression, poor appetite, coughing and difficult breathing, diarrhea, nervous signs, twisted neck and death in large numbers in short time

 

Vaccination  antibiotic to control secondary infections

 

Fowl

pox

 

All but

serious

at point

of lay

 

Spreading eruption on comb, wattle nose & other featherless parts, poor appetite/egg production, depress ion. Deaths may result in chicks

 

Vaccination antibiotic  to control secondary infections

 

Infectious

Bronchitis

 

All Chicks /growers: Depression, huddling, poor appetite, coughing, gasping/difficult breathing, death. Adult: Coughing/noisy breathing, few eggs laid/with soft shells

 

Vaccination Antibiotics to control secondary infections

 

Avian

Influenza

 

All Depression, coughing, discharge from eyes nostrils , swollen face, poor sight and feeding, nervous signs and diarrhea

 

Destroy sick birds

 

IBD

 

2-6 wk Depression, poor appetite, un-steady walk, pecking at vent and diarrhoea

 

Control by vaccination

 

 

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