Some notes for the treatment of avian malaria. Give 0.2cc sulfaquinoxiline for cocks for the first dose. Then 0.2cc on water the following dose for another two days. Control if mosquitoes within the premises and houses with effective insecticides, include spraying the breeding places of mosquitoes. Proper drainage of stagnant water. Anti malarial drops like plasmochin, quinine hydrochloride and pyrimethamine combinations were found effective. Confer with the veterinarians.
Prevention is still better than cure. I don't think Avian malaria sufferers or survivors should be kept. To prevent Avian Malaria, use a good TMPS medication once a month for 3-5 days straight. And rid your yard of any stagnant water which is the breeding ground of mosquitoes that spread Avian Malaria.
Transmission: Bites of mosquitoes, mechanically by blood transfer as in mass vaccination, caponization and injection. Some signs of avian malaria are severe anemia (paleness) extreme leg weakness, emancipation and nervous signs like twisting of the head. The shanks and the toes are dry and birds have ruffled feathers Greenish-yellow or greenish white diarrhea.
A bird that has symptoms from Plasmodium spp infection generally has many parasites multiplying in the circulating blood within a week of the mosquito’s bite. Birds suffer loss of appetite, fever, weakness, depression, and shortness of breath. Blood circulation to organs may be impaired, and the liver and spleen may be enlarged, with anemia due to destruction of red blood cells. In heavy infections death is common.
To prevent avain malaria, every 1st week of the month give PYRISTAT for 2 straight days. On the 3rd week, TRISULAK powder. Follow the instructions for the dosage and administration of the mention medicine. The instruction is found at the back of the product package.