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The latest articles, analysis and information on managing poultry flock health and preventing costly diseases, such as Newcastle, Salmonella and avian flu for chickens, turkeys, laying hens and broilers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines
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Chicken Health A to Z (Part 6): Know the Ailments That Can Affect Your FlockWe come to the end, my friends. We've covered some gnarly chicken ailments this year, starting with avian influenza, and you've made it this far. We hope you've not encountered too many of these afflictions in your flock, but pat yourself on the back for being a responsible flock-keeper.
Poultry First Aid: A Novice Starter Kit | Community ChickensAs a novice poultry keeper my first year with the flock was full of new learning experiences, some requiring poultry first aid. While most days I experienced free-range bliss, it was inevitable a bird would be injured or fall sick. I came up with a great starter kit that helped me care for my chickens, ...
Poultry Diseases and How to Prevent ThemPoultry are not disease free, and it is important that you create an environment that will protect these birds from as many diseases as possible. If you intend to eat your chickens or consume their eggs, you will want them disease free for yourself as well as their own well being.
A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms - Backyard PoultryWith so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it's good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered pets feel better quickly. We are all uncertain at times, but there are certain criteria you can use to assess if your bird has sick chicken symptoms. First, let's explore what a healthy chicken looks and acts like.
All Cooped Up: Coryza - Backyard Poultry Reading Time: 5 minutes All Cooped Up is a new feature, profiling poultry diseases and how to prevent/treat them, written as a collaboration between medical professional Lacey Hughett and University of Pennsylvania poultry specialist Dr. Sherrill Davison. The facts: What is it? An upper respiratory infection. Causative agent: A bacterium called Avibacterium paragallinarum.
A case of Newcastle disease has been confirmed in a backyard flock of birds in southwestern Russia.
Following a first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a chicken flock in northern Israel earlier this month, cases have now been detected in a second flock in another region, as well as cases among captive water birds.
Thanks to machine learning techniques, audio software can help farmers detect sick birds before they can.
Research at the University of Illinois has added a new tool to the fight against the parasite-borne intestinal disease, coccidiosis.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in western Europe for the first time this autumn, sparking an immediate housing order for poultry in The Netherlands.
Learn how to manage house conditions that contribute to foot-pad dermatitis in broilers.
Learn the basic biosecurity measures that broiler farm staff must follow to minimize the introduction of disease into flocks
In the search for an antibiotic alternative, many poultry producers have turned to probiotics to treat diseases in their flocks.
A research team at the University of Georgia is experimenting with a new technique that could one day speed up the vaccination process against infectious bronchitis in poultry.
Mississippi State University has opened a new biosecurity level 2 (BSL2) research laboratory to help researchers investigate possible treatments for pathogenic bacteria that affect the poultry industry.
A novel platform for profiling tissue and immune-based cell responses uses the growing feather to analyze and measure the effectiveness of potential poultry health strategies.
The liver plays an essential role in poultry health and productivity. It performs a myriad of metabolic activities, such as detoxification of the body and its proper functioning.
In addition to the coronaviruses that have caused illness in humans, there are others that affect animals. Here is a brief review.
New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in poultry flocks in Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
A high throughput automated vaccine delivery system could ensure that chicks are vaccinated on the day of hatch, resulting in birds with better immunity against disease without the need for antibiotics or chemicals.
Biochemical profiles could help veterinarians balance the effects of changes in nutrition, ingredient prices and management on the welfare and efficiency of poultry production methods.
In a fast evolving situation, four European countries — Denmark, France, Germany, and Sweden — have officially registered the season's first outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry.
New ways of protecting poultry from disease of economic importance continue to be developed
Close cooperation will be needed to halt the further spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Europe, according to the region's animal health agency. Four European countries have reported their first cases this season, and an eighth outbreak has been confirmed in a Japanese poultry flock.