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Course Categories Archives: Poultry

Feeding by-products

The grain market volatility has been reflected in animal feed prices and is encouraging poultry and livestock producers to look for alternative, lower cost feeds. In this course nutritionists and feed advisors offer guidance on sourcing alternative feeds, their nutritional value and tips on feeding them. Look out for modules in this series over the coming months.

Modules within this course
  1. Alternative poultry feeds

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Poultry diseases and pests

In this course we pick out some of the most common diseases and viruses affecting poultry farms. The modules will take you through causes of infection, symptoms and how best to control outbreaks.

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Rat control

Rats are a major problem on all farms; they can contaminate stored feed and crops and spread diseases such as Salmonella, Hantavirus and Weil's disease as well as transmit bacteria and viruses from their fur onto any surface that they come into contact with. Rats also cause physical damage like gnawing through wood, cables and even some light metals; as well as causing contamination of water and watercourses. It is essential for farmers to follow stewardship guidelines on the use of rodenticide outside buildings to protect wildlife from accumulating damaging levels of rodenticide in their bodies. The HSE will now…

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Salmonella regulations

Read our guide on compliance with salmonella regulations and test yourself on key areas including controlling infection and sampling.

Modules within this course
  1. Controlling salmonella infection

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  2. Salmonella sampling regime

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Tackling common poultry diseases

In this course we pick out some of the most common diseases and viruses affecting poultry farms. The modules will take you through causes of infection, symptoms and how best to control outbreaks.

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Top tips in poultry farm management

Smarter management practices can pay dividends for your bottom line. In this course we get experts to run through some key areas of farm management where gains can be made.

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