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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.
Processing can't do it all. Food-safety experts say a comprehensive, integrated Salmonella-control program needs to begin in live production. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
I've been questioning the importance of notifying avian flu outbreaks of a few birds in backyard production for some time now.
Producers have invested heavily in the past to reduce the incidences of Salmonella Enteriditis (SE) in table eggs with refrigeration, improved cleaning and disinfection of facilities, enhanced biosecurity, better pest control, testing, and record-keeping. An additional option that has widely been included in SE control programs has been the use of live Salmonella vaccines and inactivated bacterins.
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.
As Denmark self-declared the country free from mild avian flu in poultry, a similar virus was detected in a duck flock in France.
Veterinarians need to be involved in flock health care decisions particularly when dealing with producing specialty products.
Cause of the recent loss of a village poultry flock in Russia's Far East has been identified as Newcastle disease. This was the first confirmed outbreak of the disease in the country for several months.
A few days ago, I attended Biomin's ABReduction Days in Lima, Peru, where several sessions were presented on the rational use of antibiotics in poultry, resistance, challenges, biosecurity and intestinal health.
Work on gene edited chickens able to resist avian influenza continues apace, but bringing these birds to market will face numerous hurdles.
Study will examine whether stress while still in the shell and post-hatch may adversely affect chickens in later life, impacting how they eat.
Kristin Peck will succeed Juan Ramón Alaix as the CEO of Zoetis, effective January 1, 2020, and join the board of directors, effective immediately.
As well as new confirmed outbreaks of the highly pathogenic form of avian flu in poultry in Mexico, South Africa, and Taiwan, the disease is also suspected in South Korea.
Two new cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) have been detected in San Bernardino County, California, making them the first vND detections in the United States since September 4.
Announcement of investment and training to prevent antibiotic resistance on-farm, will benefit all from poultry and livestock producers through to public.
In support of World Antibiotic Awareness Week and with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the International Poultry Council (IPC) has launched new best practice guidance for reducing the need for antibiotics in poultry meat production.
Virulent Newcastle disease (vND) has been confirmed at two more locations in San Bernardino County, California.
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have received a $100,000 grant to study turkey arthritis reovirus (TARV). The research team will track how the costly viral turkey disease is transmitted and when a preventive vaccine will be most effective.
Poultry and egg producers participating in the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) must follow 14 basic biosecurity principles.
An enzyme critical for metabolism could be the cause of wooden breast syndrome in broiler chickens.
New insights gained into the cause of wooden breast in commercial broilers published by the University of Delaware.