Infectious bronchitis in quails, unfortunately, the respiratory disease often affects both young chickens and adult birds. At the same time, breeders and veterinarians pay a lot of attention to infectious bronchitis, which can affect a few birds of the flock, as well as almost all existing quail.
So how do you cope with the disease, if you are already facing a virus.
What does Quail Bronchitis mean?
Infectious bronchitis and bronchial pneumonia: differences
Bronchitis and bronchitis in the initial stage always have similar symptoms, and therefore they are often confused.
However, bronchial pneumonia can lead to more serious consequences. Young animals usually begin to die of this disease within 2-3 days.
In order to rule out the possibility of developing bronchitis, it is essential to consult a veterinarian and perform a number of tests appropriate to any of the symptoms described above.
How animals can be infected by Quail Bronchitis
Most of them are young chickens up to 100 days old and chickens are sick. The disease still often develops among chickens in disturbed conditions of detention.
Virus penetration occurs in private farms and poultry houses in the following ways:
Through the care items, the overalls of the staff who are caring for the sick bird. Although the virus dies quickly enough outside the bird, however, at a low temperature, the pathogen can live up to 30 days outside the body of the carrier.
How to treat Quail Bronchitis
Since there is no specific treatment regimen for infectious bronchitis, the treatment of the disease is completely dependent on the fight against the symptoms.
To treat chickens, it is necessary to have 0.5-1 ml of the substance per person per day. In this case. The drug may be administered intramuscularly and given inside undiluted.
Can Quail Bronchitis infect humans
- Provide access to green spaces and clean water.
- Add vitamins and minerals to feed poultry and water.
- Sick individuals are isolated from healthy subjects for at least two months.
In addition to all of the above, it should be noted that on large farms it is recommended to destroy and recycle chickens that have lagged behind the disease. It is also worth doing in relation to an adult bird that has lost its egg production as a result of the penetration of the virus into the body.
The infection is transmitted in different ways:
- Through the excretion of sick chickens: saliva and mucus from the nose, droppings.
- The aerobic method, that is, through the air.
- Contaminated food: through food and water.
- Through infected eggs.
- Through infected poultry farm equipment, chicken droppings, clothing, and workers' equipment.