Adenovirus

Adenovirus

Every year, many young pigeons are affected by the so-called juvenile duckweed (adenovirose type 1 or classic adenovirose).

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Adenovirus Every year, many young pigeons are affected by the so-called juvenile duckweed (adenovirose type 1 or classic adenovirose). The disease is very seasonal (from April to July, most of which in June) most cases occur shortly after the boy first comes into contact with foreign pigeons.
The disease is caused by a virus. However, it is the adrenal gland's complication with colibacteria that is responsible for the worst signs and deaths.
 
Illness
The disease is usually introduced to the cage by one or more boys who have been on flight. The infection usually happens in the transport basket. Within 4 to 5 days the disease spreads among all young pigeons on the cage. Yearlings and older pigeons are usually not ill.
The first symptoms are often vigorous vomiting and poor digestion. Then the pigeons become severely ill and produce an aqueous, yellow-green, smelly manure. The pigeons are dull, do not fly practically anymore and sit with feathered feathers. They exhibit very rapid dehydration and, in severe cases, mortality can occur.
 
These disease symptoms are the sequel to the extensive bowel injury that causes adenovirus. This intestinal injury makes the bowel susceptible to complications with bacteria. Especially the colibacteria grow easily on the damaged intestinal wall and often give rise to serious complications. Co-infection with colibacteria aggravates the disease, which makes the pigeons longer ill and increases the risk of death. It is therefore of the utmost importance that the disease be established as soon as possible, so as to enable treatment at the earliest possible stage.
 
Diagnosis
For proper treatment, it is recommended that a vet be diagnosed. Other causes of diarrhea must be ruled out. For example, hexamithiasis (bowel trichomonas) often causes intestinal disturbances in young pigeons in spring. Bowel trichomonas can be determined by the microscopic examination of body heat debris.
The distinction between adenocoli and intestinal trichmonase is important as these diseases must be treated with different drugs.
 
Therapy
Against the adenovirus itself, no drugs or vaccines are still available. The treatment mainly consists in the immediate delivery of a bowel antibiotic to bacterial side infections. The rapid delivery of a drug, effective against the colibacteria, significantly reduces the disease and the associated condition loss.
It is therefore of the utmost importance to use the treatment as soon as possible after the appearance of the first symptoms.
 
As a supportive treatment, the provision of a bowel conditioner in the treatment of young pigeon diarrhea is highly recommended. These products reduce the moisture loss through diaree and promote the recovery of the intestinal balance. These products are made up of natural, vegetable fibers that bind the moisture, which greatly improves fertilizer consistency. The fructo-oligosaccharides present are a kind of sugars that promote the benign bacteria and slow down the pathogenic bacteria.
This effect is mainly due to the fact that these saccharides prevent the disease-causing bacteria from attaching to the intestinal wall.
 
In brief
- Always treat immediately with a suitable antibiotic in consultation with your vet.
- The provision of bowel conditioners greatly improves fertilizer consistency.
- To compensate for the loss of moisture and salts, the administration of electrolytes is recommended.