Coccidiosis is a disease of poultry and many -other animals caused by an internal
Coccidiosis affects chicks of any age up to three or four months, and occasionally even adult
In the first place it takes 4 or 5 days after the organism is engulfed before
symptoms are noticeable. The house is usually clean when the chicks are put in
it and the caretaker is usually careful about sanitation until the chicks are
three or four weeks old; after which time he is likelyto become careless.
No. There are, in general, two classes of cases.
Acute coccidiosis and chronic coccidiosis.
Four or five days.
Four to six days, depending on the number of parasites eaten .
Thoroughly clean the houses and all the equipment in them. This means the removal of litter and sweeping out of small particles of matter that cannot be gathered up with a scoop. The drinking fountains and feeding troughs should be removed and washed. If there are wire covered platforms, they should be removed and washed. The house must be cleaned each day for seven days and every other day for one week; after which time, the house should be cleaned once or twice a week depending on the number of birds in the house. The equipment in
the house should be washed twice a week for two weeks. All brooding conditions should be as nearly ideal as possible.
Yes. One generally known as the starving method. The birds are kept off of feed two hours each day, preferably from about noon until two P.M. This method has not been endorsed by pathologists but a number of practical poultry-men have reported good success.
It may be carried in on the shoes of the caretaker or visitors, or by the wind.
Yes. consult with your vet to administer cocciostat or Amprolium