ILT in chickens, laying hens 23 weeks, mortality more 0,2% / week
coughing, rattling, and extension of the neck during inspiration
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some chickens with secondary bacterial infections
some chickens need intensive antibiotic treatment.
severe hemorrhages of the trachea, upper respiratory tract.
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Chicken coughing bloody exudate
Tracheal exudate mixed with blood also found in battery cage
Bloody exudates are also found in the installation of drinking water nipples and feed containers.
Upper respiratory tract obstruction by the mucus or exudate trachea causes difficulties of inspiration, the chickens look choked and cough. this is the main cause of death in infected chickens infectious laryngotracheitis virus.
The presence of a severe tracheal mucus or exudate of the upper respiratory tract involves secondary infection by bacteria as well.
There are no effective treatments for viral diseases. But making the sick chicken comfortable, by giving all their needs well, such as good feed, good ventilation quality, and good therapy support, causing these chickens will recover by itself. Do not let the sick chicken in the battery. Chickens who are sick will be more stressed, the appetite will decrease significantly. and die.
The most important treatment that should be done is, the sick chicken is, removing them from the battery cage. Place them on the floor cage, with proper air vents and density. give a lot of drinking water. They need enough drinking water. The key is, make them comfortable first.
Antibiotics are still given to overcome secondary infection by bacteria. support therapy, vitamins, expectorant, analgesic need to be given. prevention needs to be done on other flocked chickens with vaccinations.