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.
The virulent strain of Newcastle disease (vND) affects the digestive, nervous and respiratory systems of poultry. Many birds infected with the contagious disease die without showing any clinical signs.
Urgent regulatory action is needed to control the spread of Campylobacter in contaminated chicken meat across New Zealand, advocated a new paper in the journal Epidemiology and Infection.
Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Japan and South Korea in recent months have already resulted in the culling of almost 25 million poultry. With cases now confirmed in poultry in five states, the cost of these outbreaks are mounting in India. The disease has returned to Cambodia and Iraq, and there are new cases in Taiwan and Vietnam, but the situation has been resolved in the Philippines.
Zoetis has expanded its line of recombinant vector vaccines with the launch of Poulvac Procerta HVT-IBD, which provides early protection against the contemporary infectious bursal disease (IBD) viruses confronting U.S. broilers.
Anne-Marie Neetson, Shaddrha Kaul and Erica Charlton have been unanimously elected as chairpersons for working groups (WGs) within the International Poultry Council (IPC).
Since more than half of the end products sold by egg and poultry producers consist of water, making sure the water the birds drink is pure cannot be stressed enough, said Jesse McCoy, supervisor for Neogen's water treatment business unit.
Essential oils, when used as an alternative to antibiotics in poultry production, can be administered either in the water or in the feed, with both forms of application having their benefits.
It's important to create a balancing act, where a protective uniform immune response is created with minimal intestinal damage.
Poultry health status in Latin America has been an omnipresent issue. The poultry industry in this region, however, is not that different from other poultry industries in the world, because it is facing the same disease risks.
Novel strains of infectious bronchitis cause serious damage to broilers, breeders and layers. A vaccine program can help stop the disease.
Poultry producers, farm owners, avian health professionals and other poultry professionals will learn practical and relevant information about poultry housing and health management at the 2021 Poultry Health Management School.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) stepped up its wild bird surveillance program and poultry biosecurity audits in the wake of ongoing outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in both Europe and Asia.
There is light at the end of the tunnel for the global poultry industry despite ongoing disease challenges
As the number of poultry culled in South Korea as a result of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to rise, farmers are calling official disease control measures into question. In Japan, a key area for egg production near to Tokyo looks likely to lose one in three of its hens to the disease.
Researchers at Colorado State University and APHIS used remote sensing and synthetic data approaches to estimate the domestic poultry population in the U.S., information that could help prepare the industry for potential future avian disease outbreaks.
Small flocks may not utilize biosecurity practices and proper communication correctly, this could pose a threat.
Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) is a typically harmless form of bacteria commonly found in poultry intestines; however its genes could easily mutate to cause a life-threatening infection for both humans and birds, warned a new study published in Nature Communications.
Reduced antibiotic use in poultry production increases the need for maintaining a healthy and functioning gut. A key component of this is a balanced microbiota.
Wageningen University released the results of research on a poultry farm that suffered visits from wild waterfowl, which are a source of the avian influenza virus (AIV