Disease of the vestibule in pigeons: symptoms and treatment

Vertikax in pigeons, it's Newcastle disease - this is probably the most common and most dangerous viral disease. Every year it takes lives to hundreds and thousands of both domestic and wild birds. Is there a way to fight it? What is a known treatment and how to prevent a disease, let's understand the



  • 1 What is this illness?
  • 2 What are the symptoms?
  • 3 Dangerous disease for a person?
  • 4 How to treat?
  • 5 Video "The Vulture's Pigeon"

What is this Disease?

Probably, you've heard of this ailment and, in particular, of pigeons, very often from news and television stories. The fact is that modern society is too concerned about its distribution among urban pigeons. Many people wonder if the disease is a man's disease? But let's talk about it a little later.

Disease of the vestibule in pigeons: symptoms and treatment

Vertyachka is named among the people because of what causes mainly paralysis of the limbs and the head of the bird, violates the coordination of movement. Severe stages of the disease provoke inflammation of the brain and the bone marrow. The main source of infection is the sick, both domestic and wild birds. The carrier of this "contagion" they are within 30 days, isolating the infection into the air.

Most infections occur through food and water, but possibly also by airborne droplets. The first symptoms of an illness are visible already for 4-5 days of infection. Dysfunctional Newcastle disease in pigeons is not only that paralyzing the bird, but also that causing internal bleeding, for example, in the stomach, heart, liver.

What are the symptoms?

Disease of the vestibule in pigeons: symptoms and treatment

As soon as the bird showed the first symptoms of malaise, for example, fell ill, refused to eat, acquired spots on the beak or changed the course, an immediate veterinarian should be shown immediately to establish an accurate diagnosis. Already for 4-5 days the infection in the bird may appear characteristic of this disease of the head movement. This is due to the fact that the viremia virus affects the nervous system.

As soon as the pigeon is crocheted, it's a bad sign, which can mean bird death. The fact that the infection spreads very quickly affects the whole body. A few days later, feathered ones already have neuroparalytic symptoms.

  • In the initial stages of infection in pigeons, appetite disappears, there is a strong thirst, drowsiness, feathering.
  • Then there is a paralysis of the neck, wings, legs, the bird falls, throws back his head. She can no longer eat and drink.
  • Commonly associated symptoms are seizures. As a rule, a sick pussy drowsy on the 9th day and can not be treated.
  • Is Human Disease?

    Disease of the vestibule in pigeons: symptoms and treatment

    Vertiac is caused by a special virus that affects the bird's nervous system. In contact with sick birds with healthy infection occurs very quickly, especially through water and feeding. With regard to the danger to humans, the fact of infection is known, although not often. According to experts, the most commonly exposed workers are poultry workers.

    The disease in humans is manifested in the form of a conjunctivitis with edema of the lymph nodes. Although good humans do not show any symptoms. But it's worth remembering this illness in contact with street pigeons. Particularly necessary to limit their contact with children.

    How to treat?

    Disease of the vestibule in pigeons: symptoms and treatment

    We will once again note that the pygmy in the pigeons is not treated. This infection quickly affects the body without being exposed to antibiotic therapy. However, there are preventive measures against it. Firstly, this is adherence to sanitary and hygienic standards, and secondly, vaccination.

  • Since the virus is transmitted very quickly, the first detection of a diseased animal should be removed from the poultry, restrict its access to other individuals, and in the premises to disinfect, including the entire inventory. For this approach 5-10% solution of chlorinated lime or 3% solution of formalin.
  • Young children from the vestibule vaccine on the 30th day of life. For this use the vaccine "Bor-74" or "La Sota".Also suitable is the drug Lozewal. For prevention, it is buryed in the mouth for 2 drops twice a day for 5 days.
  • Video "Pigeon Vulture" Video

    In this video from the mouth of a veterinarian, you will find all the detailed information about the disease of the vestibule, which is often found in both home and wild pigeons.