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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.
An infectious zoonotic disease that can be deadly to pigs is easily transmitted between swine and poultry, according to a new study published in the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Alarms went off with the Newcastle disease outbreaks in the Dominican Republic. Without a doubt, poultry diseases do not stop attacking Latin American and world-wide poultry flocks.
As highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is confirmed in two more European states, there are fears that the further spread of the disease could impact exports of poultry products. The virus has been detected for the first time in three more European countries, and there are further cases in Taiwan and South Africa.
Chicken protein discovery could aid in development of new therapeutics against commercially-important poultry diseases.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in poultry in China's Hunan province, but this will not impact business for a leading exporter of Thai poultry meat. The infection has returned to Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam, and Poland has recorded a further outbreak on a farm. HPAI has been detected in a wild bird in Israel.
Biofilm in poultry drinking water can lead to a number of performance and health issues, however, they are ways that it can be easily controlled.
Increasing knowledge of the viral and fungal members of the poultry microbiome not only increases our understanding of their impact on chicken health and nutrition but opens the doors to new product development.
Modern veterinary care in poultry facilities should be focused on the prevention, control and surveillance of infectious diseases, Mark Bienhoff, explained at the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) on Wednesday, January 29, in Atlanta, Georgia.
A new application of CRISPR gene editing technology could hold the key to eradicating avian leukosis virus (ALV) by producing modified chickens that are completely resistant to the disease.
Learn why some vaccines work better in broilers than others and what can be done to improve performance.
Campylobacter and Salmonella remain key foodborne zoonoses in Europe and latest reports shows that progress in controlling human infection has slowed.
Liquid crystal technology – commonly used to make laptop or TV displays – could help rapidly detect foodborne pathogens and other contaminants in poultry or other meat products.
Bioinformatics combines computational and statistical approaches in order to analyze biological data, such as genome sequencing. A rapidly growing field of science, it has shown great promise to help monitor, identify and track poultry flock health.
Continuing the recent pattern of outbreaks, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed for the first time in new areas of Bulgaria and Vietnam. Further cases have also been recorded in the Czech Republic and Taiwan.
Two outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Russia has been resolved, Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
Over the past week, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in poultry in a second province of China, as well as in several regions of northern Vietnam, and in Taiwan. After an absence of more than three years, the virus has been detected in a German backyard poultry flock.
A new case of Virulent Newcastle disease (vND) has been reported in California, which is the first confirmed case in the United States in more than a month.
A bill under consideration in Canada would make entering properties where farm animals are kept without lawful authority or excuse to enter an offense under the country's Health of Animals Act.
Alternative method for Salmonella control in broilers in development through international scientific collaboration.