Category: Chickens

Poultry shed disinfection – Coccidiosis

Poultry shed - CocciSol

Poultry shed disinfection – coccidial oocysts – broiler / floor reared birds It is essential to undertake in a thorough and rigorous poultry shed disinfection programme to eliminate viral bacteria and fungal disease-causing microorganisms. Diseased poultry risks economic loss not merely from death of birds but also due to poor feed conversions and low weights. The financial burden from poultry deaths and poor production far outweighs the cost of implementing an effective poultry shed disinfection. The other benefit of poultry…

Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis - Sheep - Poultry - Cattle - Prevention and Treatment

Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease causing an acute invasion and destruction of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa (microscopic, spore-forming single celled parasites that live and reproduce within an animal cell.) Coccidiosis spreads from animal to animal by ingestion of infected tissue or contact with infected faeces. Coccidiosis is a disease that can infect dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, dogs and cats. In horses, dogs and cats it is less frequently diagnosed…

Free Range Status Temporarily Revoked

Free range

Millions of UK Eggs have temporarily had their free range status revoked, causing a huge blow to British poultry farmers who were forced to house their poultry to meet emergency bird flu sanctions. Avian Influenza has been causing havoc for poultry farmers with strict biosecurity measures needing to be adhered, including housing free range poultry to prevent further bird flu outbreaks. EU regulations state that if birds have been housed for more than 12 weeks their eggs can’t be sold as…

Avian Influenza Symptoms

 There are two types of Avian Influenza How to Detect Avian Influenza Symptoms Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) which is often fatal and the far more serious strain. (HPAI) Avian Influenza Symptoms include: respiratory distress such as gaping beak, coughing, sneezing, gurgling, rattling diarrhoea blue discolouration of the neck and throat loss of appetite swollen head fewer eggs laid increased mortality Different species can display different avian influenza symptoms with ducks and geese often being hard to detect typical avian…

Bird Flu Outbreak Continues

Poultry farming - Bird Flu

Avian Flu in Backyard Flock A backyard flock near Settle, North Yorkshire has been confirmed to have an outbreak of H5N8, bird flu. The infected premises has a 10km surveillance zone placed around it and a 3km protection zone to prevent the bird flu spreading, any surviving ducks and chickens from the small flock have been humanely culled. This bird flu outbreak in a backyard flock just highlights the importance of all poultry owners, commercial poultry farmers, and hobby keepers…