Coccidiosis

Some of the most common illnesses in chickens.

Coccidiosis

Unread postby Vicky » July 23rd, 2006, 6:21 pm

Cccidiosis in chickens and other birds is very common and can be very problematic in backyard flocks. It is caused by a protozoa, which multiplies very quickly and can debilitate a bird in a couple of days.

A vet may prescribe Intradine or baycox; although the latter is dearer.

This link provides good information on the subject.


http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/cps/rde/xchg/ ... A_HTML.htm

The following link gives pictures of which protozoa affects which part of the hen.

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp
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