REOVIRUS IN CHICKENS
The phenomenon of leg cramps, paralysis, and growth retardation is one of the manifestations of Reovirus in chickens.
The cause to the illness
- Avian Reovirus (AVR) disease.
- Avian Reovirus (AVR) is a double-stranded RNA virus, belonging to the family Reoviridae in the genus Orthoreovirus.
- The virus is transmissible horizontally and can be transmitted vertically from hens to chicks.
Age of illness
- Chickens, turkeys from 6 to 40 days old are susceptible to Avian Reovirus.
- Chickens infected with Avian Reovirus will have leg cramps.
Chicken has one leg polio, leg stretched out to the side.
Chickens grow slower than the same age.
- Reovirus disease in chickens with typical lesions is arthritis of the feet.
Swelling, arthritis of the knee, hemorrhagic inflammation of the muscle near the knee joint.
- Arthritis epidemic in Reovirus disease in chickens as a viscous form.
- When dissecting the internal organs, severe liver necrosis was found
- Chicken spleen is severely necrotic
Reovirus disease in chickens needs to be distinguished from the following diseases:
Polio due to lack of substance
- The joints of the chicken's feet are not swollen, the chickens are often lying down, walking with their legs wobbly and not moving.
Arthritis caused by Mycoplasma Synoviae
- Chicken knee arthritis, yellow joint fluid, no glue.
- Chickens have knee arthritis, foot joints, but white purulent inflammatory fluid.
- Chickens were sick with typhoid, the liver was necrotic in the shape of round dots, sparse, but not as severe as Reovirus disease in chickens.
- Using lethal vaccines for broodstock chickens, preventing the transmission of infection from mother hens to chicks through egg embryos.
- The vaccine that can be used contains strains of Avian Reovirus: 1133, 2177, 1733 and 2408, all of which protect against the pathogenic strain 1133.
Some types of vaccines you can use to inject chickens at 10 weeks of age, to create antibodies for chicks are:
- Zoetis vaccine: POULVAC MATERNAVAC® or TRI-REO®
- Ceva's vaccine: CEVAC REOMUNE 3
Vaccination of chicks with attenuated vaccine is necessary to prevent Reovirus disease in chickens.
Combined with full vaccination against diseases such as: Marek, Gumboro (IBDV), Infectious anemia in chickens (CIAV), to limit the infection of Avian Reovirus.
- For individuals showing symptoms and clinical lesions, they should remove and disinfect the barns and breeding areas.
- The rest use ICO-ANTI VIRUS 1ml/3 kg P to prevent Avian Reovirus replication, enhance macrophages + ICO-ACID ORGANIC LEMON ONLY 1g/5 kg P for liver and kidney detoxification + ICO-HERBAL ANTI-INFECTIONS 1ml/3 kg P to limit the excessive inflammatory process of the body, for the whole herd to drink for 3 days,then use attenuated vaccine to inject the whole flock of chickens. Continue to give the whole flock of chickens to take the above drugs for an additional 3 days. Then reduce the dose to use the manufacturer's dose tape for another 5-7 days.
Wish you effective control of Reovirus disease in chickens with high efficiency.