Chicken Diseases


In India alone, the poultry production increases at 10% every year making it one of the most sought after business startup.


What poultry farming deals with is the domestication of birds like hens, ducks, geese, etc. where they and their eggs are reared and processed for various domestic and commercial activity.


But the problem with today’s commercial poultry activity is that chickens are fed with additional nutritional source for more growth and production. The source may range from chemical usage to high protein additives that help the birds gain flesh, skin and blooming feathers. Essential elements like Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, etc. are all fed through additional supplements which includes all types of vitamins and minerals diet too.

The use of these chemical supplements does enhance the productivity, growth, monetary benefits but also bears some guaranteed consequences. Generally, the poultry sheds are subjected to application of various insecticides, medicines and vaccinations which increases the chances of illnesses like Salmonella and E. coli for birds. Some other poultry ailments like chronic respiratory disease, infectious sinusitis, hepatitis, synovitis, foul pox, laryngotracheitis, etc. are very common in today’s time, most of them being the side effects of those antibiotics and supplements.


Poultry Chickens are prone to being a habitat of parasites. Microbes like stick-fast flea and lice are very common living organisms that tender around the body and feathers of chickens. These parasites give rise to skin irritation, reduction of RBCs, feather damage, etc., sometimes leading to severe life threatening symptoms. From large macroscopic roundworms to unit celled trichomonas, these parasites directly affect the intestines, absorbing all vital nutrients required for growth and reproduction. Since these worms are communicable, spreading of the same becomes a matter of time, infecting all the birds in the shed.


The critical adversities that poultry birds have to deal with, owing to above mentioned situations are:


  • Coughing, Sneezing and Mucus Discharge from the eyes which happens due to allergic reaction of dust, smoke and other medical elements.
  • Bacterial and Fungal infection, which make birds lose their appetite and cause diarrhea which is highly dangerous for poultry, especially for budding chickens.
  • Even some ecological factors like air, water, soil if gets contaminated, it may cause various uneven adaptability conditions for birds residing in sheds.

But you can’t help. It is not possible to opt for natural breeding of poultry birds and yet meet the continuous increasing demand of global market.


Only possible ways are proper and regular Medication Program and Systematic Disinfection. These programs may not guarantee complete solution but can limit the criticality of the conditions to a huge extent.


The formulation of a disinfectant is quite a task as it has to effectively perform its concerned activity without causing any harm to the application sector. The existence of contaminants depends upon several factors like soil, air, surrounding conditions etc. It has been studied by global experts that about a considerable amount of chickens were affected in the last decade due to pathogenically occurring disease resulting in rising poultry products crisis and cost. Proper concern and priority is needed to be given to this sector and one of the best way to prevent these occurrences is to use suitable non-toxic disinfectant which will eradicate these pathogens, contributing to the healthy growth of the birds.


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