How to Treat Botulism in Chicken?

Q:
How to treat botulism in chicken?

A:
In general, avian botulism is a paralytic disease caused by ingestion of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

When the chicken get botulism, it may have the following symptoms:

  • tremors quickly progressing to paralysis of body, including difficultly breathing
  • feathers pull out easily
  • death in a few hours

How does poultry get botulism?

By eating or drinking botulism-infected food or water.

How to treat botulism in chicken?

  • When you find the symptoms early, try 1 teaspoon Epsom salts dissolved in 1 ounce warm water dripped into crop several times a day.
  • Antitoxin: available but expensive. Therefore, treatment with type-specific antitoxin is effective but not practical.
  • Vaccine: none.

Therefore, it’s much more important to take preventions ahead of its occurrence.

 

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