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Gumboro Disease, Infectious Avian Nephrosis
|Report disease||In the United States, IBD is a reportable disease, meaning that if you suspect that your chicken has this disease, by law you need to report it to your veterinarian, or a state or federal veterinarian.|
|Supportive care relating to pasty butt||When poop hardens it can cause a blockage to the chick's gastrointestinal system, as if the poop has no way to leave the chick's body, the chick will die. |
Gather a warm wet facecloth, dry paper towels, and petroleum jelly (Vaseline).
Using the facecloth, gently run it over the hardened poop. The intent is to clean it off completely, but depending on how hard it is this may take repeated attempts and a little time. Once clean, gently dry off the chick's bum with the dry paper towel and apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the area that was sticky, to try to prevent fresh poop from sticking in the future. Repeatedly check on the chick, as this process is likely to need to be repeated.
|Supportive care for dehydration|
|Protocatechuic acid (PCA)||20 mg/kg for 5 days|
|Thymulin 5cH||Diluted into drinking water||Sato C et al., 2012|
|Calendula officinalis extract||0.5 ml added to feed daily for for 7 days||S Marina et al; E Barbour et al|
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