Poxcare is a premium product that effectively acts against fowl-pox infection in birds. Although pox is best managed by proper vaccination of birds, if there is an eventual infection, our Poxcare can help you optimally manage the disease to improve survivability.
- This product is very important for the “wet type” of pox where the lesions are already spreading to the combs and wattles. It will help treat secondary infections to increase the chance of overcoming the disease.
- Ampicillin trihydrate: 125mg
- Streptomycin: 130mg
- Vitamin A: 600,000 I.U
- Vitamin D3: 100,000 I.U
- Vitamin E: 2.8mg
- Vitamin B2: 6mg
- Vitamin B10: 20mg
- Vitamin B12: 2.0mg
- Vitamin C: 12mg
- Effective in the treatment of secondary bacterial infections as a result of fowl-pox infections in broilers, layers, cockerels and turkeys.
- It promotes quick healing of lesions on the combs and wattles. Helps to stimulate appetite and early recovery.
- 50mg of Poxcare into 100 litres of water for 6-7 days
- 7 days
How is fowl pox transmitted?
- Fowl pox is transmitted to flocks through biting arthropods (primarily mosquitoes). Also through the introduction of a new bird which is already latently infected with the virus.
- Once a mosquito feeds on an infected bird, it is able to keep the virus in its salivary glands for up to 8 weeks.
- When the mosquito bites another chicken, it is capable of transmitting the poxvirus to them. In fact, one mosquito can infect several chickens after feeding on a single bird infected with the virus.
- Once one flock member is infected, the chicken is capable of transmitting the virus to other flock members by:
- Through scratches or broken skin and mucous membranes: It is often associated with flock members pecking, fighting, or scratching at one another.
- Dried pox scabs: The dried scabs that fall off of the chickens during the course of the disease can also serve as a source of infection in chicken flocks. The virus can survive in the dried scabs for months or even years.