Things You Should Know About Avian Malaria

Avian malaria is a poultry disease that causes anemia, leg weakness, nervousness, dryness of shanks and toes, ruffled feathers, and greenish-yellow or greenish white diarrhea.

Cause of the disease is the microscopic protozoan parasite and transmitted by bites of mosquitoes, blood transfusion of infected blood, caponization and injection.

It can be prevented by controlling the growth of mosquitoes in poultry houses with fogging of breeding places and draining stagnant water.

Treatment of avian malaria is done through anti-malarial drops such as plasmochin, quinine hydrochloride and pyrimethamine combinations, as recommended by veterinarians.

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