Tag: Gasping for Breath

Infectious LaryngioTracheitis (ILT)

When we think of respiratory disease in poultry we often think of infectious bronchitis virus or Mycoplasma, however there is another rather harmful virus that belongs to the herpes

Riemerella Infection In Ducks

Whilst we tend to think of ducks as being bulletproof in terms of disease there are a few deadly conditions that can infect them. One

Avian Leukosis
Cardiovascular and Organs

Avian Leukosis

Whilst we are all very familiar with Marek’s disease, causing tumours in chicken flocks, Avian Leukosis disease is another tumour causing virus that can have equally

Newcastle Disease
Respiratory Problems

Newcastle Disease in Backyard Flocks

Newcastle disease was first found in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1926.The disease is caused by a virus called Avian Paramyxovirus Type 1. Whilst we tend to think

Chlamydiosis In Poultry

There is a misconception that Chlamydia can only be caught by humans from parrots, but it is common in pigeons, occasional in turkeys and ducks and

Wrinkled Egg Shells Infectious Bronchitis
Respiratory Problems

Infectious Bronchitis

Infectious bronchitis (I.B) is the most contagious poultry disease. It has very similar symptoms to mycoplasma. The main difference is the number of birds it affects.

Newcastle Disease
Respiratory Problems

Newcastle Disease

Newcastle disease is fairly common around the world but thankfully, the UK doesn’t have many outbreaks (the last one according to DEFRA was 2006). The

Chicken with Mycoplasma
Respiratory Problems

Mycoplasma Gallisepticum

Many backyard flocks these days are carrying Mycoplasma. There are many different kinds of Mycoplasma, but Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (M.G) is the most common.

Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis is an infectious fungal disease affecting poultry in which birds will usually be left gasping for breath. The disease is contracted by inhalation when there

Gapeworm
Respiratory Problems

Gapeworm

Gapeworms (Syngamus trachea) are included under ‘respiratory system’ since the adult worms reside in the trachea (or windpipe) and often produce a gurgling or ‘tracheal rattle’ that