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  • Intestinal, Respiratory & Joint Diseases of Layers - New UK Research

    New UK research into the treatment of Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis (AIS), which causes brown, soft, caecal droppings, will be presented at the World Veterinary Poultry Conference in France this coming week. A preview of this research, and of new research into the treatment of Mycoplasmal respiratory...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sat, Aug 17 2013
  • Amazing Chicken Design Project Opportunity

    Hi All, I am looking to design a chicken related product for my A2 Level DT project. I am currently looking at solutions to problems that make the poultry keeper's life easier and also bringing modern features to the poultry industry. I would greatly appreciate people giving their views on my project...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by LukeS-R on Tue, Jun 21 2011
  • Re: Free Range Egg production - is Brachyspira a problem?

    Good luck with your survey, Luke, Free Range Egg production is definitely on the up and up! However, UK Vet David Burch has this month posed the question "Brachyspira – is it Spiralling out of Control?" in a new [Nov. 2010] online review at: www.octagon-services.co.uk/poultry.htm What is the...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Tue, Nov 23 2010
  • Re: Causes of Egg-Drop

    An increasingly common cause of egg-drop in free-range flocks is Brachyspira infection [ Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis (AIS)] In a survey in the UK of 222 commercial layer, pullet and breeder farms 74% of the flocks were positive and 25% were associated with the pathogenic strains. When this was broken...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Wed, Aug 18 2010
  • Re: Causes of Egg-Drop

    David Burch has now published an illustrated follow-up article on the symptoms,treatment and control of mycoplasma infections in poultry... www.octagon-services.co.uk/articles/poultry/antibiotics.htm Production losses associated with M. gallisepticum Breeder/layer Production effect Egg drop (acute) 10...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sat, Dec 19 2009
  • Causes of Egg-Drop

    A useful, newly-published article by UK vet David Burch entitled "Egg Drops - Not So Much a Syndrome, More a Production Failure" details the range of Viruses, Bacteria, Mycoplasmas, Parasites and Management factors that can be involved in "Egg-Drop" problems. He comments: "The...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Fri, Sep 25 2009
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