Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis

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Coccidiosis Causes
Coccidiosis is caused by a protozoa, ie a small one-celled creature, so small that it can be seen only under the microscope.
The propagation of this endoparasite is very complicated. The main thing to know that they multiply in the intestinal wall cells in large numbers, thereby destroying the intestinal cells, then getting into the intestine (ie at the food mood) and then penetrating into the intestinal cells.
One form comes with the stool and is called oocyte. The latter can be detected in the stool.
In the poultry farmers, coccidiosis is one of the most famous diseases, which despite all modern drugs remains a major problem, which causes millions of millions of people annually. By post pigeons, this disease is fortunately not such a big problem.
 
Illness
The severity of the illnesses depends on the degree of infection.
In case of slight contamination, the pigeon will have little or no strain and the flight performance will hardly be affected.
In case of a more serious infection, the performance will be reduced. The pigeon will not throw more and the stool will be less tight.
In a serious infection, the pigeons will slap and the feces will be watery while the pigeons are going to drink a lot. It is noted that there is no blood in the stool in coccidiosis in post pigeons, as opposed to coccidiosis in chickens.
 
Infection
The oocysts who are in the stool must develop further before they are contagious to other pigeons, ie ripened oocysts taken by pigeons, causing the disease.
This ripening is the fastest in a warm humid environment. Pigeons can only get sick of ripened oocysts of pigeon coccids and not from oocysts of other animals.
 
Prevent
To prevent coccidiosis, ensure that the pigeons can not absorb oocysts; So make sure the food is not infected with faeces and that the cage is clean and dry. There is no inoculation against this disease, as is the case with paratyfus and smallpox.
 
Therapy
Due to a drinking water treatment with certain medicines, the pigeons can become free from coccidiosis again. However, once again it appears necessary to repeat the cure when oocysts are found in the stool. A fecal examination (one week after the last administration of the medicine) is very advisable.