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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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Aspergillosis in laying birds

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by Michael Clark   Course Poultry diseases and pests

Aspergillosis is a fungal diseases proving to be an increasing problem. Michael Clark, from the Minster Veterinary Practice in Leicestershire, outlines the symptoms and treatments.

 

Broiler gut health 1: Causes of problems

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by Barrie Flemming (St David’s Poultry Team at the Dick Vet)  Course Poultry diseases and pests

High feed prices make poor gut health a big expense on poultry units. In the first academy of this series, Barrie Flemming from St Davids looks at the causes of poor gut health.

 

Broiler gut health 2: Improvements

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by Barrie Flemming (St David’s Poultry Team at the Dick Vet)  Course Poultry diseases and pests

In the second part of this academy series, Barrie Fleming from Elanco Animal Health looks at how to improve gut health.

 

Crop and gizzard impaction

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by Michael Clark   Course Poultry diseases and pests

Gizzard and crop impaction in free-range hens is becoming a widespread concern for poultry producers, leading to mortality and reduced production. Michael Clark of the Minster Veterinary Practice (pictured), and The Poultry Health Centre's David Parsons detail the advice.

 

Immunosuppressive viruses in poultry

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by Stephen Lister   Course Poultry diseases and pests

There is a whole range of viruses capable of severely impairing bird performance without causing any clinical effects. Stephen Lister of Crowshall Vets explains.

Marek's disease in laying hens

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Course Poultry diseases and pests

An increasing number of new, more virulent strains of Marek’s disease are being identified in the USA and they could appear here in the UK. Jeremy Hunt takes a look at this disease.

 

Poultry flock health planning

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by Michael Clark   Course Poultry diseases and pests

As part of our farm health planning academies, Michael Clark of The Minster Vet Practice discusses the merits of a health plan for the poultry industry.

 

Poultrymeat residues

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by Stephen Lister   Course Poultry diseases and pests

Stephen Lister, Veterinary member of the Veterinary Residues Committee and a partner at Crowshall Veterinary Services addresses residues of medicines in poultrymeat

 

Salmonella control regime

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by Dr Rob Davies (AHVLA)  Course Poultry diseases and pests

With a new salmonella control regime now in force, Veterinary Laboratories' Agency's Rob Davies looks at reducing infection risk in layers and how to tackle a positive result.

 

Salmonella sampling regime

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by Mark Williams   Course Poultry diseases and pests

Producers have had to get to grips with the sampling regime required by the salmonella rules. The Veterinary Laboratories' Agency's Rob Davies and British Egg Industry Council's Mark Williams offer some tips.