1.The cause of bird flu in chickens
The source of infection is mainly chickens, ducks, geese and other birds suffering from avian influenza or carrying avian influenza virus. Wild birds play an important role in the natural spread of avian influenza. There is currently no definitive evidence of human-to-human transmission. The route of transmission is through the respiratory tract, and can also be infected through close contact with infected poultry secretions and excreta, virus-contaminated items and water, and direct contact with virus strains can also be infected.
Bird flu in chickens generally occurs in winter and spring, when the temperature is low.
2.How to tell if a chicken has bird flu?
There will be symptoms such as listlessness, a significant decrease in the number of eggs laid, and an increase in body temperature. If the chicken is seriously ill, it will even lead to death soon.
3.Can people get bird flu from contact with chickens?
If chickens come into contact with people, and chickens also carry avian influenza virus, it is possible to be infected, mainly through close contact and respiratory infection, and can also be infected through contact with poultry feces and secretions,
4.How to prevent bird flu in chicken farms
- Keep the air circulation in the farm
To keep the poultry house air fresh, we need to pay attention to properly ventilating the room while keeping warm to avoid bacterial infection. At the same time, it is also necessary to protect against cold to prevent influenza from being caused by colds.
- Keep the farm clean
The sanitation of the chicken farm is also very necessary. Basically, it must be cleaned every three to five days or so, so as to maintain the sanitation of the farm and avoid unnecessary losses.
- Do a good job of disinfection and sterilization
The work of disinfection and sterilization in farms is very important. In order to avoid the occurrence of bird flu, chicken farms need to be thoroughly disinfected every fifteen to twenty days.
- Do a good job in vaccine prevention and control measures
Vaccine control measures run through the entire breeding process. First of all, the farms need to have special vaccines to prevent and control avian influenza, secondly, the purchase of vaccines must be formal, and then the vaccine injections must also follow a formal process. This is the best way to deal with it.
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