diagnostic tool for poultry

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  1. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is going to take up some space, but it should be helpful. According to the UPA (unless I misunderstood) Peafowl are susceptible to the same diseases as turkeys, and can be treated the same. This information came from http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    Table 1.
    Possible clinical signs for common respiratory diseases of poultry.
    Clinical signs

    pox1

    Newcastle2

    IB3

    Quail
    Bronchitis

    AI4

    coryza5

    LT6

    TRT7

    Chlamydiosis

    SHS8

    MG9

    MS10

    MM11

    Aspergillosis
    Coughing

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Sneezing

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Shaking head

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Rales (abnormal breathing sound)

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Gasping

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X
    Discharge from eyes

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Nasal discharge

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Swelling of face and/or
    wattles

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Bluish-purple discoloration
    of face

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X
    Retarded growth

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Lameness

    X

    General diarrhea

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Green, watery diarrhea

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Swollen joints

    X

    Paralysis

    X
    Twisting of head and neck

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X
    Red/white spots on legs
    and comb

    X

    Warts/scabs

    X

    Conjunctivitis

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Prostration

    X

    X

    X

    X

    1
    Fowl Pox
    2Newcastle disease
    3Infectious bronchitis
    4Avian influenza
    5Infectious coryza
    6Laryngotracheitis
    7Turkey rhinotracheitis
    8Swollen head syndrome
    9Mycoplasma gallisepticum
    10Mycoplasma synoviae
    11Mycoplasma meleagridis
    Table 2.
    Possible clinical signs for common nonrespiratory viral diseases of poultry.
    Clinical Signs

    Marek's
    disease

    Lymphoid
    leukosis

    Infectious
    bursal disease

    Equine
    encephalitis

    Avian
    encephalitis

    Egg drop
    syndrome

    Infectious
    tenosynovitis
    Tenosynovitis

    Septicemia form
    Reduced feed consumption

    X

    X

    X

    Labored breathing

    X

    Weight loss/stunted growth

    X

    X
    Reduced water consumption

    X

    X

    Bluish-purple discoloration of the face

    X
    Enlarged abdomen

    X

    Lameness

    X

    X

    Swollen joints

    X

    Twisted necks

    X

    Paralysis

    X

    X

    X

    Inactive

    X

    Tremors

    X

    Incoordination

    X

    X

    X

    Blindness

    X

    Paleness

    X

    Pale scaly combs

    X

    Greenish diarrhea

    X

    X

    Diarrhea (general)

    X

    X

    Watery droppings

    X

    Thin-shelled eggs

    X

    Shell-less eggs

    X

    Reduced egg production

    X

    X
    Increased mortality

    X
    Dullness

    X

    Weakness

    X

    Emaciation

    X

    Helicopter wings

    X
    Ruffled feathers

    X

    Small comb

    X

    Table 3.
    Possible clinical signs of nonrespiratory bacterial diseases of poultry.
    Clinical signs

    Fowl
    cholera

    Omphalitis

    Pullorum

    Necrotic
    enteritis

    Ulcerative
    enteritis

    Botulism

    Staphylococcus
    Dead birds, no signs of disease

    X

    Fever

    X

    X
    Reduced feed consumption

    X

    X

    X

    X
    Discharge from mouth

    X

    Ruffled feathers

    X

    X

    Labored breathing

    X

    X

    Weight loss/stunted growth

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Lameness

    X

    X
    Swollen joints

    X

    X
    Abscessed wattles

    X

    Swollen foot pads

    X

    X
    Twisted necks

    X

    Navel infection

    X

    Dehydration

    X

    Huddling of chicks

    X

    X

    Droopiness

    X

    Diarrhea/pasted vent

    X

    X

    X

    X
    White feces

    X

    X

    Blood in feces

    X

    Paralysis

    X

    Cyanotic

    Foul odor

    X

    X
    Footnotes

    1.
    This document is PS47, one of a series of the Veterinary Medicine-Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date May 1999. Revised June 2003. Reviewed February 2012. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.
     
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