Mycoplasma In Quail

I suspect that my quail have mycoplasma which is like congunctivitis. It is an infection of the air passages and signs of the infection are:

  • swollen facial sinuses.

Other signs may include:

  • sneezing,
  • eye discharges,
  • breathing through a partly opened beak,
  • reduced growth,
  • reduction in appetite,
  • joints may also be affected and birds may become lame and
  • in laying birds there may be reduced egg production.

An anti-biotic treatment can be given in the water. Consultation with a vet is advised.

Mycoplasma can affect chickens, turkeys, and game birds including pheasants, chukar partridges and peafowl as well as  bobwhite quail and Japanese quail.
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