Coccidiosis Disease: Symptoms and Prevention

Coccidiosis Disease is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa. The disease spreads from one animal to another by contact with infected feces or ingestion of infected tissue. Diarrhea, which may become bloody in severe cases, is the primary symptom. Most animals infected with coccidia are asymptomatic, but young or immunocompromised animals may suffer severe symptoms and death. While coccidia can infect a wide variety of animals, including humans, birds, and livestock, they are usually species-specific. One well-known exception is toxoplasmosis caused by Toxoplasma…

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Newcastle Disease: Symptoms and Prevention

Newcastle disease has for several years been recognized as a leading cause of loss to poultry farmers, it’s deadly to birds. In laying birds, Newcastle disease may cause a temporary stoppage of egg production lasting 4-6weeks. It is one of the major diseases of poultry, present in almost every country in the world and causing economic losses because of high levels of mortality, decreased production and trading embargos. Newcastle Disease is a highly contagious viral infection that affects many species of domestic and wild birds to varying degrees. Domestic fowl, turkeys, pigeons and…

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Gumboro Disease: Symptoms and Prevention

Gumboro Disease in Poultry: Symptoms and Prevention

Gumboro Disease also known as Infectious bursal disease (IBD) threatens poultry farmers mostly because it is a killer type of disease. It is an acute infectious disease that is common with chicks of 3-6 weeks old. Gumboro disease disturbs the growth of broilers in most severe manners. Symptoms: Birds infected with Gumboro disease would not be able to feed well and start to pass out watery whitish diarrhea. The feathers would become ruffled and appear very sluggish. Prevention:  To prevent the outbreak of Gumboro disease, you must make sure that…

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Tomato Russet Mite: Symptoms and Control

Tomato Russet Mite

The tomato russet mite (Aculops lycopersici, also referred to as Vasates lycopersici, Vasates destructor and Phyllocoptes destructor in older publications) belongs to the family Eriophyidae. It does not produce galls but lives freely (vagrant) on tomato plants. Aculops lycopersici was detected for the first time in Australia and is a pest in tomatoes in all areas where they are grown. Other members of the plant family Solanaceae may be affected to a lesser extent. Preferred Scientific Name Aculops lycopersici (Tryon, 1917) Preferred Common Name tomato russet mite Other Scientific Names…

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Chickens Open Wide for Gelatin Bead Vaccine

Guidelines for The First 7 Days of Brooding Day-Old Chicks

With regards to chicken vaccines, making sure all newborn chicks are vaccinated right out of the hatchery isn’t always easy. Some birds may be missed by standard poultry vaccination methods and consequently, left with little defense against intestinal diseases. Developed by scientists at the Agricultural Research Service, a new vaccine delivery system to prevent diseases like coccidiosis may be more appetizing to birds than traditional methods. Coccidiosis, a common and costly poultry disease, is caused by tiny, single-celled parasites. These parasites, which belong to the genus Eimeria, live and multiply…

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NEONATAL PIG DIARRHOEA – Introduction, Clinical Signs, Prevention/Treatment

Neonatal Pig Diarrhoea is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in neonatal pigs. Diarrhoeal disease in neonates is often sudden in onset and causes a rapid decline in clinical condition as the pig becomes dehydrated and develops systemic infections. Thus prevention, early identification and immediate initiation of supportive care and treatment in neonatal diarrhoea cases are critical. Hence, the understanding of the basic aspects of neonatal diarrhoea in pigs which include clinical signs, pathogenesis, diagnosis and control strategies would be highly advantageous for every pig farm owners…

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Bird flu in the Poultry Farm and How to tackle it

Often times I smile when some intending farmers walk up to me and tell me that they would love to raise birds but that they are afraid of bird flu, well you don’t need to be afraid of bird flu because it is just like any other diseases of poultry. The reason why there is a lot of noise about it is because it can affect human beings. Therefore rather than being afraid, try and know all the possible ways of preventing the disease from your farm. Thou as at…

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Coccidiosis in Poultry: Signs, Drugs and Treatment

Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Coccidiosis is a major problem of birds that are being raised on a deep litter system of poultry farming therefore how often you treat against coccidiosis depends on your litter management and your medication type. Farmers who use Livercox or immucox vaccine against coccidiosis will not need repeated treatment while those who do not will have to treat each time they notice signs of coccidiosis on their birds. The signs of coccidiosis that will be observed include: loss of appetite, brownish faeces which may most times be blood-stained, there could…

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Worm infestation in Poultry: Signs and Treatment

Worm infestation in Poultry: Signs and Treatment

Often times poultry farmers ask how they would know if their birds are suffering from worm infestation, well the signs that will show you if your birds are suffering from worm infestation include loss of weight, their faeces may turn brown, may be blood-stained or live worms may be seen in their faeces. As for how often to de-worm your birds, it is recommended that you de-worm them first at 8 weeks, then subsequently you de-worm them once in every 2-3 months depending on your management system. Regarding the right…

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The Diseases Poultry Birds can get from Feeds

Broiler poultry feeds formulation

The diseases that poultry birds can get through feeds are uncountable. This is the main reason why you must ensure good quality of feeds before they are given to the birds. as earlier said, feed testing will go a long way in ascertaining the quality of the feed. And you can also know if some set of birds in your poultry house are being denied of feed through close observation of the birds when they are being fed. Note those that are not rushing for food also they are likely…

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