Hygiene and disinfection solutions for poultry

Poultry is the most common source of protein for humans by providing meat and eggs. The most common poultry diseases are:

  • Fowl Pox: slow-spreading disease caused by the avian DNA pox virus. Infection occurs through skin abrasions or bites via the respiratory system. The symptoms are warty, spreading eruptions and scabs on comb and wattles and caseous deposits in mouth.
  • Infectious Bursal Diseases (IBD): A highly contagious disease that is caused by the infectious bursal disease virus. Symptoms include diarrhea with soiled vent feathers, a rapid drop in feed and water consumption, ruffled feathers, picking at own vent, and sleeping with beak touching the floor, listless chicks with unsteady gait or sitting in a hunched position.
  • Coccidiosis: An infectious disease caused by a microscopic parasite called coccidia that is transmitted by the droppings from the infected birds. The organisms damage the host’s intestinal system that typically causing the loss of production, morbidity, and death. Symptoms may include weakness and listlessness, diarrhea, blood located at the vent site of the bird, pale comb or skin and ruffled feathers.
  • Mycoplasmosis: Disease caused by a microorganism that is called Mycoplasma Gallisepticum. It is a chronic respiratory disease and causes a decreased growth rate and egg production. The symptoms often resemble sneezing, rales coughing, nasal discharge, frothiness, difficulty in breathing and swelling around the eye.
  • Avian Influenza(AI): Also known as bird flu, which is a viral infection that is caused by the Avian Influenza Type A viruses. The most common form of bird flu is H5N1. The symptoms often are diarrhea, cough, respiratory problems, fever, a headache, a runny nose, malaise and a sore throat.

By applying a combination of hygiene management and complementary feeds with condition strengthening properties, the overall health of poultry can be improved.