Avian FluOften called avian flu but also known as avian influenza, this disease is an infection caused by avian influenza A virus. The virus occurs naturally in most birds around the world and can infect not only other birds, but also other animals and even humans. This disease can be spread through saliva, nasal secretions, faeces or when in contact with surfaces that have been contaminated by infected birds. The virus has been identified in over 100 species of wild birds. The most common are swallows, garden birds, seagulls and waterfowl such as ducks, swans or geese. Migratory birds become a dangerous means of transmission as they fly over long stretches of land and can spread disease from one continent to another. This is especially worrisome as the disease in humans is serious and potentially fatal. As mentioned, it is common to find the avian influenza virus in garden birds so it is important to find a solution as bird caregivers and people who consume the products of these birds are at risk of contracting this serious disease. On the other hand, in terms of production issues, infected birds have a large decrease in the production of eggs and because of the aggressiveness of the virus they can die, affecting profits. Why is it important to prevent outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry?
- There is a high possibility that the disease will spread very rapidly in all poultry, and this will lead to a large number of bird deaths.
- The death of birds and the decline in egg production have a major impact on the producer’s economy.
- There is a good chance that the flu will spread to humans.
- Feathered plumage
- Reduced egg production.
- Effects on the respiratory system.
- Extreme sadness
- Coughing, sneezing and nervous signs
- Mucosal bleeding
- You prevent infected birds from entering your farm.
- You prevent other unwanted animals from entering that could transmit other diseases or could be predators of the birds being bred.
- The mesh is very long-lasting and efficient.
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