Poultry Health Problems

It is important to diagnose your bird's disease as accurately as you can and learn about effective treatments. Researching health conditions can provide some direction in making treatment decisions. Many websites have detailed information on diseases and other health problems.

However, very many times a description of a health condition you read about is not your bird’s correct diagnosis even when symptoms seem to match. Frequently, your bird’s condition may also be less serious than you initially think. USE STRONG PRECAUTION in choosing whether you should try bird medicines and other treatments.

Links for diagnosing diseases of chickens and other birds

  • Easy-to-use "Poultry Symptom Checker" tool for diagnosing diseases in chickens and ducks. *Note: Recommendations from this website for vet or other treatments can be more serious than actually are needed, in many cases. http://www.poultrydvm.com/symptoms
  • Lookup for many diseases & treatments. In Advanced Search, search by "Species", "Poultry" and enter search term "poultry". Note: Some diseases & medicines that also apply to poultry do not mention this in description, so you may need to search more generally by "Keyword" and one or more specific search terms to get general information on those. *Search results may be listed on several pages--be sure to browse through all pages. http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=jsp/search/advsrch.jsp

To look for additional resources through an internet search engine, type in "poultry" or "chickens" (which often brings more results than typing other species of birds) and a medication or disease name.