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Long-term effects of heavy cocci infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by centrarchid, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Following image shows two full-sibling chicks (red jungle fowl x American game) hen raised free-range. Bird to right suffered heavy cocci infection and nearly died. Immune systems now have cocci under control but latent effects obvious. Bird on right much smaller with retarded feather growth.
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    Smaller chick is well muscled but appears to be lagging further behind with each day.
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I heard it could also destroy the intestinal lining and make it harder for them to get the nutriments they need.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:The stunting is good evidence for that.
     

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