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Poultry Improvement Project. Disease Prevention. Diseases. Causes are from: Hereditary Physiological Nutritional Animate Examples include bacteria and protozoan Managerial Others Poisons, dusts, etc. How Diseases Spread?. By introducing diseased birds to healthy flocks.

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diseases
Diseases
  • Causes are from:
      • Hereditary
      • Physiological
      • Nutritional
      • Animate
        • Examples include bacteria and protozoan
      • Managerial
      • Others
        • Poisons, dusts, etc.
how diseases spread
How Diseases Spread?
  • By introducing diseased birds to healthy flocks.
  • By introducing healthy birds who may be carriers to healthy flocks.
  • Contact with objects that have the disease on them such as water dishes, crates, and feeders.
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Carcasses of dead birds that have not been disposed of properly.
  • Impure water, such as surface drainage water.
  • Rodents and free-flying birds.
  • Insects; for example fowl pox is commonly transmitted by the mosquito.
  • Shoes and clothing of people.
  • Contaminated feed and feed bags.
  • Contaminated soil or litter.
  • Airborne (especially in large #’s of chickens)
vaccinations
Vaccinations
  • A vaccination is like an insurance policy.
  • For viruses it is one of the best ways to control disease.
      • When to Vaccinate:
          • Purchase day-old chicks vaccinated at the hatchery against Marek’s Disease.
          • Vaccinate for Newcastle at 7 days and at 4 weeks of age.
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