Bloody diarrhea or coccidiosis? Pasteurollosis? Collibacillosis? Salmonellosis? Avian mallaria? Worm infestations? What is the common denominator of these diseases? And how big is the impact if we do not find the best solution? What should we do?
The gamefowl beak is where the food goes. When the saliva comes out, it quickly swallows and pushes the food to the esophagus from which it goes straight to the crop. The crop is storing food until it reaches the stomach. The stomach acid crushes food that are not crushed by the beak.
From here, it goes to proventriculus which is the true belly of the gamefowl. Digestive acid help dissolve food. It will then proceed to the esophagus and the gizzard. Gizzard crushes and dissolves food that were not dissolved by proventriculus. Small intestines help digest nutrients such as sugar, fats and vitamins. The large intestine contains waste product and then releases it. The cloaca is in the gamefowl anus and here is the waste is released.
The disease in the digestive system of gamefowl is seen in the color and consistency of their appetite or dropping. When the dropping is cold and with traces of blood, the gamefowl has a bloody diarhhea or coccidiosis. Another disease in the digestive syndrome of gamefowls seen in their greenish droppings is the avian malaria. The avian malaria is carried by a mosquito infected with Plasmodium Gallenaceum.
Effective medicine for coccidiosis or avian malaria is PYRISTAT POWDER. Combination of Pyrimethamine Hydrochloride, Sodium Sulfaquinoxaline and Menadione (Vitamin K3). For chicks. Mix a sachet of Pyristat Powder (2 teaspoon) in five gallons of water within 2 to 4 days. Repeat every two months (2 months) within six months. To broodhens and roosters, give a sachet per 5 gallons of water for four days and two consecutive days.
When the droppings are white or yellowish and smelly, the gamefowl has a pasteurollosis or collibacillosis or salmonellosis. Pasteurulosis or fowl cholera is the most intense form of diarhhea which is caused by bacteria pasteurella multocida. Collibacillosis is caused by bacterial e.coli and is usually caused by severe diarhhea of chicks and can cause intestinal infections and eventually, death. Salmonellosis is transmitted by bacterial salmonella and can spread to the blood and internal organs of gamefowl. Their droppings are greenish or yellow and often accompanied by blood. This disease is also deadly.
In these three--pasteurollosis, collibacillosis or salmonellosis, there is only one drug we can prescribe- TRISULLAK CAPLET. In chicks, give a sachet and mix in a water jug and give it for three to five days. In larger gamefowls, give a caplet to each affected gamefowl for 3 to 5 days.
The worms that usually hit our gamefowl wings are the pinworm, roundworm, tape worm and hair worm. Our answer to that is VERMEX Tablet. Vermex is a combined effect of niclosamide and levamisole. It has been proven effective in round worms, pin worms and hair worms in poultry. Your gamefowls do not need to prior fasting.
For gamefowls aged 4 to 6 months. The half-caplet of Vermex will suffice. Do this every second month. For gamefowl over 6 months of age. A whole Vermex Caplet is given. Repeat this every second month.
For tape worms, we need to use Tape Terminator. It contains praziquantel and levamisole hydrochloride, which are effective against round worms and tape worms on gamefowl. For chicks. Age 2 to 3 months. Mix a teaspoon (1 teaspoon) in a water jug. At 4 to 5 months old, mix two teaspoons (2 teaspoon) in a water jug. Give 2 consecutive days. Treat them every second month to avoid recurring worms. With stags and breeders. 1 to 2 cc per head. In bullstags and cocks, 2 cc per head.