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Old 27-05-2013, 11:25 AM
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Has anyone lost any falcon chicks this year from Rota virus? I have lost all my chicks and the vet that did the post-mortem said they all died from rota. The vet said it is causing a lot of deaths in young birds of prey this year.
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Old 27-05-2013, 12:15 PM
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Has anyone lost any falcon chicks this year from Rota virus? I have lost all my chicks and the vet that did the post-mortem said they all died from rota. The vet said it is causing a lot of deaths in young birds of prey this year.
What did you feed the chicks on?
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Old 27-05-2013, 12:35 PM
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What did you feed the chicks on?
Quail and day old chicks
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Old 27-05-2013, 12:46 PM
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Has anyone lost any falcon chicks this year from Rota virus? I have lost all my chicks and the vet that did the post-mortem said they all died from rota. The vet said it is causing a lot of deaths in young birds of prey this year.
I'm very sorry to her you've lost your chicks. That's a real shame.

I hope you don't mind me asking a few questions.


Where they peregrine chicks?
What age did they die?
Were they incubated and hatched by yourself?
Were you hand feeding?
Did you use pro-biotics or prime the gut in any way for the early feedings?
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Old 27-05-2013, 01:12 PM
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What did you feed the chicks on?
A number of big breeders have lost a large number of chicks via rota virus in quail and may be day old chicks but no one seems sure where the virus has definitely come from. The virus has taken over in game birds and poultry which is why people are using rats to feed their birds. It would be useful to get to the bottom of this rota virus as we all have to use day old chicks some time.

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Old 27-05-2013, 02:40 PM
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[QUOTE=Derek Canning;2013258]A number of big breeders have lost a large number of chicks via rota virus in quail and may be day old chicks)

Where do you get your info Derek? Which breeders? I have heared nothing of this from any one?

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Old 27-05-2013, 03:05 PM
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First symptoms please anyone?
No problems yet.
Better to be prepared.

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First symptoms please anyone?
No problems yet.
Better to be prepared.

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Diarrhoea.

rota virus effect almost every thing birds ,mammals and humans symptoms seem to be the same in all cases the *****
Http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseas...irus-infection
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A number of big breeders have lost a large number of chicks via rota virus in quail and may be day old chicks)

Where do you get your info Derek? Which breeders? I have heared nothing of this from any one?

Chris
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Diarrhoea.

Rota virus effect almost every thing birds ,mammals and humans symptoms seem to be the same in all cases the *****
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseas...irus-infection
Interesting

Introduction
Rotavirus infection is seen in chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, pheasants, partridges and pigeons. The route of infection is oral and maximum viral excretion occurs 2-5 days post infection. It is not known if vertical transmission occurs though virus has been occasionally isolated from embryonated eggs.
Signs
  • Diarrhoea.
Post-mortem lesions
  • Viruses replicate mainly in the mature villous epithelial cells.
Diagnosis
Demonstration of virus (PAGE, electron microscopy or Elisa on intestinal contents - submit 6 x .5 g faeces). Virus may be found in asymptomatic birds.
Treatment
No specific treatment for this infection. Control of secondary bacterial enteritis may require antimicrobial medication. Use of a good electrolyte solution is beneficial in the acute stage of infection.
Prevention
Good hygiene in brooding areas.
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Old 27-05-2013, 04:18 PM
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of the gov.uk website

Rotavirus infection is the most common cause of gastroenteritis (inflammation of the intestines) in children under 5 years of age worldwide.

Rotavirus is a highly infectious virus. In England and Wales it causes around 130,000 diarrhoea cases resulting in a GP visit a year in under fives and leads to hospital stays for around 13,000 children.
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