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10 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 725 times
Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT)

ILT is caused by a virus belonging to the herpes group. Only one serotype is known. Chickens and pheasants are natural hosts for ILT.

10 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 738 times
Infectious Bronchitis (IB)

Corona-virus is the causal agent. Several different serotypes of IB virus are known to exist. Species affected Only chickens are susceptible to...

10 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 712 times
Newcastle Disease (ND)

Newcastle disease is caused by a paramyxovirus. Only one serotype of ND is known. ND virus has mild strains (lentogenic), medium strength strains (mes...

10 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 756 times
Aspergillosis (Fungal Pneumonia)

The disease is caused by a fungus, Aspergillus fumigatus. Species affected Young chicks are very susceptible. Turkey poults, pheasant chick...

10 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 720 times
Infectious Coryza

The bacterium causing this disease is Hemophilus paragallinarum. Species affected Chickens appear to be the only natural hosts of H. paragallin...

10 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 599 times
Chronic respiratory Disease (CRD) (Airsacculitis)

The underlying cause of CRD is Mycoplasma gallisepticum (Mg). The condition is frequently triggered by respiratory viruses such as ND and IB and subse...

8 January 2010 |Information and Advice|Viewed 821 times
Pesticides and Farmland for Birds

Farmland provides an environment for birds and other wildlife to live in, feed and reproduce. Changes in the management of arable farmland are known t...

8 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 771 times
Sheep EID legal requirements

This guide indicates when EID tags are needed for sheep underneath the new EID rules that came into force on 1st January 2010, and outlines the identi...

5 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 786 times
Dead hens dont eat

What a silly title! Of course hens don't eat if the are dead! But what about the period before they died? Did they eat then? Yes, but almost cer...

31 December 2009 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 749 times
Salmonella in Layers - Where are we now

Most producers will find it difficult to think back to a time when they were not testing their flocks for Salmonella. This article will discuss what h...

31 December 2009 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 718 times
Ammonia - How sensitive is your nose?

Ammonia! Yes, it is the time of year again when the atmospheric concentrations of ammonia in free range houses can rise and cause problems.

31 December 2009 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 790 times
Lighting for Free Range Hens

Although hens have been domesticated, their response to the daylength is the same as for wild birds. We increase their daylength to encourage the horm...