How to Treat Botulism in Chicken?

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In general, avian botulism is a paralytic disease caused by ingestion of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When the chicken get botulism, it may have the following symptoms:
  • tremors quickly progressing to paralysis of body, including difficultly breathing
  • feathers pull out easily
  • death in a few hours
How does poultry get botulism? By eating or drinking botulism-infected food or water. How to treat botulism in chicken?
  • When you find the symptoms early, try 1 teaspoon Epsom salts dissolved in 1 ounce warm water dripped into crop several times a day.
  • Antitoxin: available but expensive. Therefore, treatment with type-specific antitoxin is effective but not practical.
  • Vaccine: none.
Therefore, it’s much more important to take preventions ahead of its occurrence.   Keywords: chicken botulism treatment
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