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IB in flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NoraJeann, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. NoraJeann

    NoraJeann Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so I posted about my sickly rooster about a month ago. I took him in to get a necropsy 2 weeks after posting. They say I have mild IB. I am not really familiar with it. I am ready to cull the 12 birds he was penned with, as I do not want to endanger my others. Is culling necessary? or can it be avoided? Let me know what you would do!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Infectious bronchitis is the most common respiratory disease in chickens. It lasts about a month with the usual symptoms of sneezing and clear nasal discharge. It can be complicated with secondary bacterial diseases, but usually most grown chickens recover. They remain carriers, as well as the rest of the flock, for 5 months to 1 year after recovery. It can be very serious in chicks or in some pullets by affecting the kidneys or the reproductive system. I would not cull the flock, but try to help them get through it. If any seem particularly ill, then I would treat them with either Tylan 50 given orally, or oxytetracycline in the water. This can help prevent secondary infections.
     
  3. NoraJeann

    NoraJeann Out Of The Brooder

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    I am just afraid of infecting all of my babies
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would worry if it were something worse, such as MG, coryza, or ILT, but infectious bronchitis is not quite as bad as other diseases.
     

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