May 14, 2012
Leucocytozoon sp (chicken malaria) infection is common amongst poultry in a tropical humid country like Malaysia. Todate, worldwide, treatment is by drugs, in particular sulphamonomethoxine sodium, an antibiotic.
Beginnings of cyanosis - possible spleen damage
Greenish faeces - rule out Newcastle Disease first.
Inflamed and damaged spleen
Mortality varies. If untreated, mortality can reach 30%.
At our farm, we use herbal medication which is grown within the farm:
Papaya leaves, hempedu bumi (andrographis paniculata) and patawali (tinospora crispa, tinospora rumphii), pounded to extract a juice
Ratio by volume is papaya leaf 70, hempedu bumi 20, patawali 10
10 liter herbal extract concentrate to be mixed with the drinking water for the day for 1000 chickens.
After 24 hours, the chickens will start to show some mild improvement.
After 48 hours, the faeces will begin to clear and the appetite will be about 70% back.
The juice can be withdrawn when the feed consumption returns to normal.
No drugs is necessary. This treatment is first published in this blog and is now OPEN SOURCE.
Leucocytozoon is spread by blood sucking insects. So, prevention is always possible and encouraged.
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