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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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Aspergillosis: symptoms and controls

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by Michael Clark   Course Tackling common poultry diseases

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 Tackling common poultry diseases

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 Tackling common poultry diseases

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 Tackling common poultry diseases

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 Tackling common poultry diseases

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

 

Infectious bronchitis: symptoms and controls

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by Barry Thorp (Dick Vet)  Course Tackling common poultry diseases

A new variant of infectious bronchitis is slowly spreading through Europe. Barry Thorp, consultant with Aviagen, summarises the symptoms and controls.

Marek's disease in laying hens

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Course Tackling common poultry diseases

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.