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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