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62159343 Poultry Diseases and Their Treatment

62159343 Poultry Diseases and Their Treatment

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Introduction

Argas persicusis an external parasite of poultry and wild birds, and is also found on
mammals.It is more common in warm climates, spends little time on host, and may also
transmit spirochaetosis and Pasteurellainfection. These parasites are more likely to be a
problem of small scale poultry production in the tropics, than in commercial poultry in
temperate climates.

Signs

Anaemia.
Skin blemishes.
Occasionally paralysis from toxins in the tick saliva.
Emaciation.
Weakness.
Reduced productivity.

Post-mortem lesions

Anaemia.

Diagnosis

Identification of the presence of the parasites.

Treatment

Elimination of cracks and crevices in the poultry housing. Insecticide sprays in these areas
are more likely to be effective than treatment of the birds.

Prevention

As for red mite control.

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