Colibacillosis

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Definition

Colibacillosis is an infection brought about by the Escherichia coli, or E. coli bacteria.

Causes

It is spread amongst birds that carry the strain O86. Individuals affected by the bacterial infection usually shows signs of weakness and lethargy. E. coli infection can bring about problems in the digestive system. The disease can be acquired through exposure to the waste of infected birds and fowl as well as by disposing carcasses, thus proper hygiene must be practiced to avoid the disease.

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