Bacterial Infection of Small Intestines in Birds

In some birds, Bacterial Infection in the small intestines is found that is known as clostridial diseases. However, it can also affect multiple body organs depending on the specific clostridial bacteria involved. Furthermore, this article on Pets Trouble will cover all the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Bacterial Infection of Small Intestines.

Bacterial Infection of Small Intestines – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Bacterial Infection of Small Intestines in Birds

Symptoms and Types

The symptoms depend on the type of bacteria, but it can affect various organs in the body as well. Commonly, clostridial bacterial infects the small intestine of bird and develops a toxin—this toxin than gives several symptoms including rapid deterioration of health, weight loss and bloody feces. Even, when the bird is cured of the disease, this toxin will remain in the bird’s body causing the symptoms to continue.


This bacterial disease is caused when the bird came in contact with contaminated food and water, spores or bacteria and any infected surfaces like utensils or nest boxes. The birds can also be caught from the disease if the bacteria came in contact with infectious wounds. Sometimes, the bacteria transmits through an injured or traumatized cloaca. The cloaca is the body part where feces, urine and urates are stored before being eliminated out of the body.


The veterinarian will perform a fecal and some other tests on the infected bird and treat the bird accordingly with antibiotics.


The clostridial disease in the birds can be prevented with a few simple precautions.

  • Create a stress-free environment
  • Avoid overcrowding a bird’s living space
  • Give the bird fresh air and proper ventilation
  • Give your bird a well-balanced, nutritional diet
  • Store bird feed in a hygienic location
  • Disinfecting the bird’s living environment regularly

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