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.
Research on the poultry microbiome is still in its infancy but offers promising insights into a range of diseases. Findings from the Human Microbiome Project offer guidance for interested scientists.
Veterinarians play a critical role in keeping flocks healthy. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can help producers and veterinarians better collect and monitor data about bird nutrition, management and health.
A higher amount of trace minerals fed to breeder birds leads to more, higher quality chicks.
Recent studies suggest that two families of avian influenza virus pose more of a threat than previously thought. While three countries report they have resolved the disease situation, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in poultry and other commercial birds in the Philippines, South Africa, and Vietnam. Following contact with domestic poultry, two Chinese children have tested positive for the H7N9 influenza virus.
Novel feed ingredients – such as spray-dried plasma (SDP) – in chick feed can play a role in improving bird health and lifetime performance.
The functions performed by the poultry gut microbiome are more important than the specific bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tract.
Recent technological advancements make it easier to diagnose and treat poultry diseases and illnesses, resulting in improved flock health.
Scientists at the University of Georgia hope to develop new ways to use poultry meat with muscle tissue defects like woody breast, white striping and spaghetti meat to reduce costly losses for the broiler industry.
New cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are reported in laying hens and emus in Australia, as well as among native chickens in Taiwan. The disease has returned to Russia's Siberia, and a mild form of the virus has been detected again in South African ostriches after a one-year absence.
Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence could help poultry operators leverage data to predict welfare and health issues.
Following One Health principals can help poultry producers protect their flocks', consumers' and the planet's health, but communicating its value can help build consumer trust in poultry meat.
The evolution of infectious bronchitis virus is a continuing challenge for the poultry industry. Finding the right combination of vaccines to cross-protect is often critical to success. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
New sequencing technology could help researchers detect and treat avian reoviruses in broilers.
Tips for enhancing animal performance and poultry production to save time and money. Sponsored by Evonik.
Even with strict adherence to cleaning and sanitation protocols, Salmonella enterica may be surviving in poultry processing plants presenting a risk of cross contamination.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been identified as the cause of poultry mortalities in several reports of Kazakhstan, while new outbreaks are reported in nearby regions of Russia. The disease has also returned to northern Vietnam after a short absence.
Insights and strategies on improving meat quality to increase poultry performance and production profits. Sponsored by Cobb-Vantress.
Feeding broilers more calcium and phosphorous early in life may help alleviate leg and bone problems.
Responding to an avian influenza outbreak is an ordeal under any circumstance. But when the virus struck in North Carolina and South Carolina during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal health officials had to deal with a new set of challenges.