Newcastle Disease, Anyone?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PepsNick, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I've been reading about this for a while now and was wondering if anyone has dealt with it? I would love to hear your experiences, please. Thank you.

    Nick
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Is New Castle the same as IB (or within the same strain)? For some reason I have it in my head the vaccine for NC is the same for IB.

    [Goes off to look it up]
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/newcastle-bronchitis-vaccine-1000-ds/camid/LIV/cp/F7-J6/cn/3501/

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    is the vaccine. Do you think they are same thing?

    I have dealt with (what I think) is Infectious Bronchitis. I lost a lot of chickens, but did not send the bodies out for necropsy, because I was told (by a vet) if turned out to be Newcastle, the state would come out, put down my flock, and burn the yard. Now, I do NOT have any corresponding evidence this is the case, but JEEZE, I certainly don't want to find out.
     
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I certainly think that they're from the same strain, I read that somewhere also. And geez, BURN DOWN YOUR YARD? Just in case, mine will from now on always be vaccinated....
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Infectious Bronchitis is not the same disease as Newcastle. There are two forms of Newcastle, one extremely virulent and fatal, called END.

    From this article about the worst type of Newcastle: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/printable_version/ada_ahend.pdf

    Exotic Newcastle disease (END) is a contagious and
    fatal viral disease affecting all species of birds. END
    is so virulent that many birds die without having
    developed any clinical signs. END can infect and
    cause death even in vaccinated poultry. Mortality is
    up to 90 percent of exposed birds.

    Clinical Signs
    END affects the respiratory, nervous, and
    digestive systems. The incubation period for the
    disease ranges from 2 to 15 days. An infected bird
    may exhibit the following signs:
    • Respiratory: sneezing, gasping for air, nasal
    discharge, coughing
    • Digestive: greenish, watery diarrhea
    • Nervous: depression, muscular tremors,
    drooping wings, twisting of head and neck,
    circling, complete paralysis
    • Reduction in or complete loss of egg production
    • Swelling of the tissues around the eyes and in
    the neck
    • Sudden death​
     
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:
    Clinical Signs
    END affects the respiratory, nervous, and
    digestive systems. The incubation period for the
    disease ranges from 2 to 15 days. An infected bird
    may exhibit the following signs:
    • Respiratory: sneezing, gasping for air, nasal
    discharge, coughing
    • Digestive: greenish, watery diarrhea
    • Nervous: depression, muscular tremors,
    drooping wings, twisting of head and neck,
    circling, complete paralysis
    • Reduction in or complete loss of egg production
    • Swelling of the tissues around the eyes and in
    the neck
    • Sudden death

    Thanks. But aren't they in the same line?
     

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