P. E. Kaufman, P. G. Koehler, J. F. Butler, and H. L. Cromroy 2 The northern fowl mite (Figure 1) is the most important external parasite of poultry in Florida and is widely distributed throughout the state. This mite is...
Coccidiosis is the most common disease of brooded poultry. It affects primarily chicks and poults (baby turkeys). But it may also (though rarely) affect keets (baby guinea fowl), ducklings, and goslings. It is the most common cause of death...
A major cause of increased first week chick mortality is Omphalitis, or navel-yolk sac infection: a hatchery-born disease also known as ‘mushy chick disease’ and ‘navel ill’. Various bacteria may be involved, such as coliforms, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Proteus. Mortality...
Few scientific studies have verified the use of herbs as insecticides or insect repellents. However, using herbs in the chicken coop won’t harm your chickens. And using repellent herbs for chickens just might discourage some of the external parasites...
Is antibiotic-free turkey production within reach? How can we responsibly reduce the use of antibiotics while treating health challenges in the field? When bacterial infections become severe, antibiotics are a possible and effective solution. For over 70 years, antibiotics have...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com A warning to tighten up biosecurity and reduce movement in and out of poultry houses was issued by Terry Conger, DVM, poultry health epidemiologist with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The warning came as outbreaks of...
Quick facts Birds are subject to heat stress when the air temperature and humidity uncontrollably increase their core body temperature. Heat stress can result in panting, increased water intake and eventually death. Access to cool, fresh water, ventilation, and...
Elanco Animal Health is launching a three-part webinar series called “Let’s Talk Layers” aimed at helping producers take on important industry challenges for 2022 and beyond. The series, presented by experts from across the global layer industry, invites producers and...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), a highly infectious, acute viral disease, is proving a significant challenge for producers right across the broiler belt. Work over the last few years has shown that the use of both modified-live virus (MLV) and recombinant...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Vaccinating broiler chickens and turkeys with a modified-live Escherichia coli vaccine helps reduce E. coli population counts and can significantly increase susceptibility of field E. coli populations to commonly used antibiotics, according to new field research carried out...
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