In poultry, coccidial infection causes parasitic enteritis in multiple parts of the intestinal tract, leading to poor performance, loss of pigmentation, diarrhea, and mortality in severe cases. 5 мая 2020 г.
What are the signs and symptoms of coccidiosis in chickens?
Outward signs of coccidiosis in chickens include droopiness and listlessness, loss of appetite, loss of yellow color in shanks, pale combs and wattles, ruffled, unthrifty feathers, huddling or acting chilled, blood or mucus in the feces, diarrhea, dehydration, and even death.
How do you treat coccidia in chickens?
Your chicken vet can provide anticoccidials chicken medications. (e.g. amprolium, toltrazuril, sulphonamides) to treat or control coccidiosis. They are treated for 2-3 days consecutively. Treatment can repeated after 5 days to treat oocysts in the pre-patent period.
What is the cause of coccidiosis?
Coccidiosis is caused by protozoan parasites of the Eimeria genus which are always present in the shed and farm environment. Their reproductive form – the oocysts – are present in the birds' droppings and from here they can be ingested.
Why do chickens get coccidiosis?
Cocci is commonly transmitted through dirty water or contaminated food. There are a number of species of Coccidia that affect chickens and immunity can be acquired by gradual exposure over time.