Common Avian Medical Conditions and Associated Symptoms
Affects the respiratory system causing a clicking sound during breathing.
An internal protozoal parasite that resides in the intentional tract. Symptoms include: diarrhea, feather picking.
CHLAMYDIOSIS ( PSITTACOSIS):
Symptoms include weight loss, green urates, and lethargy.
Affects young chicks with the following symptoms; daily weight loss, vomiting, depression, lethargy, dehydration, hemorrhage at injection and/or pluck feather sites.
BEAK & FEATHER SYNDROME:
Feather changes such as retaining the feather sheaths, fractures of the shafts, short clubbed feathers, curled feathers, hemorrhage in the pulp cavity, premature shedding of new feathers. May affect the beak causing fractures, progressive beak elongation, and ulcerations in the mouth.
PROVENTRICULAR DILATATION SYNDROME:
Weight loss accompanied with a good appetite, undigested seeds in the droppings, regurgitation, enlarged proventriculus, seizures.
Upper respiratory tract disease/ lesions on the oral, pharyngeal, esophageal or crop mucosa, depression/ anorexia, diarrhea, bloody stools.
Cloacal masses, smelly feces, infertility, recurrent prolapses, droppings accumulated on the vent.