AVIAN TRICHOMONOSIS ???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mightymax, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. mightymax

    mightymax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THIS IS JUST AN FYI !!! I'M POSTING IT SO MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE BECOME AWARE !!!

    Has anyone out there ever heard of a bird disease called Avian Trichomonosis? Well it's apparently running rampant here where I live.
    So many birds have been found either dead or dying from this protozoa and it can be transmitted from wild birds to your poultry through
    the sharing of water containers! I'm worried about my chickens and my geese. Right now it's in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo
    Counties as well as a portion of the San Francisco Bay area. They're telling people to put up any wild bird feeders and bird baths you have
    out right now for at least the next three weeks. This disease is nasty. Within about 10 days, the birds will be dead from it. The protozoa get
    into their host bird through contaminated water and feed. Once inside, they take up residence in the mucous lining around and in the mouth, esophagus
    and throat. There it reproduces and forms a kind of waxy, sticky yellow bump or small mass inside those areas. The birds will be seen gasping or even
    just sitting with their mouths hanging open and their feathers fluffed up like they do when they don't feel well. In the very late stages birds
    will have blood spewing from their eyes and noses and by this time it's too late.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    The treatment for Avian Trichomoniasis is one 250mg Metronidazole tablet given orally once a day for 5 days. Infected birds are carriers for life. Monthly treatments using acidified copper sulfate 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water for 3 days straight in plastic waterers will keep the canker in check.
     
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  3. mightymax

    mightymax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @dawg53...Thank you so much !!! So far, I don't have any birds that are infected with it (that I know of), but I still went around this morning and removed any outside feeders and waterers that might attract any wild birds, just in case. Better to be safe than sorry, I say. Now that the antidote has been posted, hopefully all will be well and people will take heed. I guess the birds are dropping like flies around here. Hundreds at a time, not just a few isolated incidences.
    Thanks again.
    -kim-
     

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