Coryza is an acute respiratory disease of chickens contracted by direct contact with carrier birds, contaminated surfaces, or water.
- At risk:
- Chickens of any age
- Swollen head, comb and/or waddle
- Eyes swollen shut
- Discharge coming from the nose or eyes
- Moist under wings
- Egg-laying slows or stops
- Contact with carrier birds
- Contact with contaminated surfaces
- There is no treatment to save an infected chicken
- You must immediately destroy all infected birds
- Coryza Prevention:
- Avoid contact with other flocks
- Quarantine birds after shows before re-introducing into the larger flock
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