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Candida (Trush)


Thrush is a common acute or chronic fungus infection especially of the digestive tract. Other names for this disease are mycosis, soor, muguet, sour crop.

Pathogen/Cause:
Candida albicans, a yeastlike organism.

Symptoms of the disease:
Poor growth of young pigeons, accumulation in the crop; whitish fungal growths in the throat.

Recognition of the disease:
Microscopic examination of the fungal growths in the throat.

Treatment:
Separation of affected birds. Administration of Nystatin (veterinary) and high levels of Vitamin A.

Prevention:
Improving the environment.


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