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Mareks Disease

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Mareks disease is a highly contagious viral disease of poultry characterized bt T cell Lymphomas and peripheral nerve enlargement. standard criteria used for diagnosis include history, clinical signs, gross necropsy, and histopathology. 

Transmission 

Being highly contagious mareks are readily transmitted among chickens when fully developed it may be transmitted through feather follicles from which is…

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Bumble Foot

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The health and success of chicken lie in our hands. knowing what disease they are at risk for is critical for you to allow them to live a healthy life.bumblefoot is caused the introduction of staphylococcus bacteria an is found on the toes, hocks, and pads of chicken  foot 

Causes

Dirty and dump litter in…

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INFECTIOUS CORYZA

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This is a respiratory disease of chicken caused by bacteria that occurs at any stage of the bird. They can contract a disease by either direct contact with an infected bird or the bird can also catch the disease by breathing airborne bacteria and consuming contaminated feed or water

Transmission 

The major carriers of infectious…

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Poultry Vices

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Vices are bad behavior in chicken brought about by stress due to poor management. They need proper attention and care for complete eradication.

The cost associated with poultry vices are;

  • Mortalities
  • Reduced productivity-less weight gain and egg production
  • Treatment cost
  • Loss of market

TYPES OF VICES

1 Cannibalism

 This is a condition…

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IMPORTANT PESTS IN POULTRY PRODUCTION

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 One of the largest managerial problems facing poultry producers is pest control, poultry operations can be infested by pest and parasites but by implementing integrated pest control measures poultry farmers can minimize the damages. 

How do parasites affect my Poultry business?

 A parasite is an organism that lives in or  on  another organism called host for survival,…

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Poultry Feeding

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Feeding chicken is of importance in order to increase the production of meat and eggs. It is very important that you buy the right kind of feed for your chicken don't give chicks feed meant for the adults because it contains high calcium that causes irreversible kidney damage and too low protein that a fast-growing chick…

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Guide On Proper Brooding

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Brooding refers to the period after hatch when special care and attention are needed by chicks 'to ensure they remain healthy and survive before they can be able to manage their own body temperature.

There are 5 essential factors to consider when brooding

1. Temperature management Because of the high surface to body mass ratio chicks lose heat…

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Poultry Record Keeping

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Why record keeping is important

1. Addressing  problems  as they arise on the farm 

2. The well-kept record can serve as a guarantee in loan Borrowing

3. With a record, one can calculate the profitability of the   enterprise

4 . Helps in the study of production performance 

5.Helps in making critical financial decisions 

6.For you to…

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Poultry Diseases

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Poultry diseases have a negative impact  on poultry production they can lead to either

  •  mortalities
  • Morbidity
  • Retarded growth
  • Reduced and lowered production
  • The high cost of production due to the purchase of birds or as a result of loss 

Disease refers to  any deviation from the normal functioning of the animal's body 

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Vaccination Program

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The vaccination program is a guide to a  farmer in the prevention of poultry diseases. Every poultry breeding farm has a vaccination schedule depending on the genetic makeup of their poultry. It is advisable to follow the program as provided.

Vaccination is the exposure of an animal to a vaccine prepared from inactivated or…

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