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Bird disease may be headed this way


Last updated 3/15/2019 at 11:18am

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Virulent Newcastle disease can affect chickens and other kinds of birds.

Marshall Jordan

Special to the Village News

The Virulent Newcastle disease is spreading. It is being spotted as close as Riverside. If a bird in Fallbrook is infected with the disease, it will have respiratory distress, such as coughing, sneezing, gurgling, rattling or a gaping beak.

It also will have nervous signs characterized by tremors, paralysis or twisting of the neck. It will have an unusually watery feces or diarrhea that is yellowish-green in color and a loss of appetite.

Some ways of preventing this disease are getting the birds vaccinated; talk to a local vet. It is suggested...

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