Respiratory Diseases of Small Poultry Flocks

Poultry may become infected with several types of respiratory illnesses caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Aspergillosis Aspergillosis (Brooder Pneumonia) Cause: Common fungus called Aspergillus...

NCC Releases White Paper on Salmonella Performance Standards, Categories

History In 1996, as part of the Pathogen Reduction; Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems; Final Rule, FSIS introduced the Salmonella verification...

Avian Influenza and Biosecurity

Mohamed El-Gazzar, DVM, MAM, PhD, DACPV Assistant Professor and Poultry Extension Veterinarian, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State...

Transitioning to Modular Loading on the Ontario Broiler Chicken Farm

Table of Contents Modular Loading Systems Module Equipment Farm Information Forklift Information Ideal New Barn for Modular Loading Retrofitting Existing Barns to Receive Modules ...

Ailments of Chickens

by Douglas R. Kuney, Howard L. Enos, William W. Brown and Charles E. Whiteman* (10/18) Quick Facts… Infectious organisms can transfer to birds from sources,...

Research Clarifies How Blackhead Disease Spreads

Institution: North Carolina State University Principal Investigator: Robert B. Beckstead, Ph.D. Prestage Department of Poultry Science 2711 Founders Drive 234D Scott Hall, Box 7608 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-7608 Heterakis...

Alternative antimicrobials from chicken blood

Principal Investigator: Max Hincke, University of Ottawa Collaborators: Bruce Rathgeber, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Sayed Sattar, University of Ottawa; Simon Lemaire, University of Ottawa; Franco...

Phytogenic compounds as alternatives to in-feed antibiotics: potentials and challenges in application

Abstract This article summarizes current experimental knowledge on the efficacy, possible mechanisms and feasibility in the application of phytogenic products as feed additives for food-producing...

Salmonella, Mycoplasma, and Avian Influenza Monitoring in Parent Breeder Flocks

Download the complete Technical Update The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a comprehensive federal, state, and industry cooperative program established to...

Avian Necropsy Techniques 1

Gary D. Butcher and Richard D. Miles2 A necropsy (postmortem examination) is performed to determine the cause of disease by gross and microscopic examination of...