List of animals that infect poultry birds with Salmonella disease

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Salmonellosis symptoms, prevention, treatment

Good evening standcoders, I’m mr. Elvis Chris, A standcode official, I will be teaching about Salmonellosis and animals infecting our birds today with salmonella. salmonella has created a large count of mortality in poultries today however, after reading this Epistle you will understand all about this very gram-negative bacteria and how to treat it because it’s an antibiotic resistor if treated wrongly.

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Salmonella Description

Salmonellosis is an intestinal-tract infection, a Gram-negative enterobacterium that causes typhoid fever, Salmonella lives in the intestinal tracts of birds and other animals but salmonella has two species namely Salmonella enterica and Salmonella bongori.

animals having salmonella

List of animals infecting birds with salmonella

turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs, toads, chicks, chickens, ducklings, ducks, geese, turkeys, parakeets, parrots, wild birds, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, goats, calves, cows, sheep, pigs, Dogs, Cats, and Horses.

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List of animals that infect poultry birds with Salmonella disease

How can a bird contact Salmonella?

Birds will contact Salmonella through contaminated food, dirty environment, stool, water, and even from their mother after the egg is been laid, and secondly when any of the animals listed are affected with salmonella and the contaminates the food of your birds just note that your birds have contacted the disease. Its healthy for your birds if you disallow them from getting in touch with other domestic or wild animals.

salmonella in eggs

Symptoms of Salmonellosis

  1. Depression
  2. poor growth
  3. weakness
  4. diarrhea
  5. Dejection
  6. fluffed feathers and mortality can be up to 90% if not treated.
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How to prevent salmonella

  • Wash your feeders and drinkers with a detergent and bleach regularly.
  • Do not allow your birds to waste their food to the ground so that they won’t eat from the ground.
  • Do not allow wild or domestic animals to get in touch with your birds but if any other animal has neared your birds and you think the animal that neared your flock is infected kindly serve your birds with antibiotic for prevention.
  • Dont serve your birds left over food which may be contaminated by rats.
  • Ensure your biosecurity is 99.9% this will disable all attacks in your farm.

Chlorinate their drinking water to keep their water safe but do not use chlorinated water or disinfectant on day of vaccination You can read my previous post on This is the reason why farmers must add milk to their vaccine and ways to stop death in poultry after vaccine administration

How can I treat salmonella?

Salmonella can be treated using antibiotics Amoxycillin, sulphonamide, tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones.

Notice: when treating salmonella you have to be careful because it can easily be antibiotic-resistant because of its gram-negative bacteria activity.

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