How to prevent and treat your birds from Gumboro and Newcastle disease
- Gumboro and Newcastle are both deadly because they leads to low weight in chicken and can wipe out an entire brood. Agrofiat farms and victory farm have been able to produce organic drugs to help prevent and overpower birds suffering from this diseases.
- This disease are caused by a virus that is shed in the droppings and transferred from house to house by fomites (objects that have been in contact with sick birds such as bedding, drinking and feeding equipment, attendants’ feet, clothes and hands).
- The severity of the infection depends on the age and breed of chicken and the virulence of the virus. Two forms of the disease may occur:-
- Sub-clinical form: This is when the infection may be present without the birds showing any signs. This is common in birds less than three weeks old. The young birds will not respond well to vaccination and are prone to other infections.
- Clinical form: This happens to birds of three to six weeks of age. The signs include severe prostration, watery diarrhoea, soiled vent feathers, vent picking, and inflammation of the cloaca (passage for droppings). Deaths occur from day three and peaks at day five to seven. Recovery starts in less than one week but broiler weight gain is affected and delayed.
Treatment and control
There has been no treatment for IBD and ND but Agrofiat and victory farms have been able to produce an organic drugs that help to prevent birds form these diseases and also contain the infected birds. Farmers can use support therapies that include offering the birds vitamin supplements.