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Salmonellosis of ostriches

Salmonellosis is an infectious disease characterized by septicemia, fibrinous diphtheria of the intestine.

Etiology. In ostriches, Salmonella enteridis is most often isolated. These are short gram-negative movable sticks with rounded ends. They do not form spores and capsules; they are cultivated under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.

Epizootological data. The main source of the pathogen is sick and ill ostriches contaminated with the pathogen feed. Infection occurs most often through the gastrointestinal tract. Vertical transmission of the microbe from the hatching egg to the chick is also possible. An important role in the etiology of salmonellosis is played by the lack of proper conditions of detention, which reduces the body's resistance. This leads to an increase in the virulence of Salmonella rods located in the gastrointestinal tract. Ostriches that have suffered a disease or have been ill without symptoms become carriers of a microbe located not only in the gastrointestinal tract, but also in the liver and ovaries. In the cesspool, an infection of the egg shell by microbes living in the gastrointestinal tract can occur. Salmonella enter the egg and cause the death of the embryos, as well as infect chicks hatched from uninfected eggs. In young animals, the disease is acute, death reaches 50%; in adults, chronically.

The course and symptoms. The main symptom is weakness, diarrhea, general apathy, lethargy, imbalance, watery feces. Nervous phenomena are also characteristic: convulsions, manegeal movements, alternating with paralysis and semi-paralysis.
In the chronic course, diarrhea, exhaustion, swelling in the joints, lameness, nervous phenomena, conjunctivitis are observed.

Pathological changes. Stiffness is weak. Corpses are depleted, often reveal conjunctivitis. The liver is enlarged, unevenly colored, fibrinous deposits are sometimes noticeable on its surface. In the liver parenchyma, multiple necrotic nodules of a grayish-yellow color are found. The intestinal mucosa is edematous, hyperemic, in some areas there are small hemorrhages, pityriasis plaque of fibrinous exudate. In the cecum, the formation of small ulcers with raised, roll-shaped edges is typical. In a chronic course, croupous or diphtheria colitis is established.

The diagnosis of salmonellosis is made comprehensively, taking into account epizootological data, clinical signs and pathological changes. The final diagnosis is established by laboratory methods.

For treatment, you can use: pharmaspektin intramuscularly or subcutaneously in a dose of 1 ml / 2.5 kg of live weight 1 time per day for 3 days; norflox in a dose of 1 kg per 4000 l of drinking water for 3-5 days; oxytetracycline-pharm in a dose of 50-125 mg of the drug per 1 kg of live weight with feed or drinking water; 5% oxiteter in a dose of 2 kg of the drug per 500 liters of drinking water daily for 3-5 days; nifulin at a dose of 2 kg / 1 ton of feed for 5-7 days; Baytril in an amount of 10 mg / kg body weight orally for 8-10 days; furazolidone-pharm in a dose of 2-3 mg / kg of weight for 3-7 days with food; colitrim in a dose of 1kg / 1000l of water for 3-5 days.
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Salmonellosis of ostriches

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