The common diseases and disorders of free-range poultry may be either infectious or noninfectious, and are caused by a wide range of organisms or deficiencies.
You should be at the front line so as to ensure you have the best harvest.
I have listed the top seven diseases that affect poultry farming for you to have a heads up.
These are summarized and listed below
Causal Agent Example
Virus Newcastle Disease, Avian Encephalomyelitis, Fowl Pox,
Marek’s Disease, Infectious Bronchitis Infectious Laryngotracheitis, Gumboro Disease (Infectious Bursal Disease), Duck Virus Hepatitis
Mycoplasma Chronic Respiratory Disease
Bacteria Fowl Cholera, Salmonellosis, Pullorum, Fowl Typhoid,
Infectious Sinusitis, Colibacilosis
Parasites Ectoparasites: lice, mites, ticks Endoparasites: nematodes,
Histomoniasis, Haemoparasites, round worms, hair worms,
Avian Malaria Protozoa: Coccidiosis, Blackhead
Fungus Aspergillosis: A. flavis (toxins), A. fumigatus (airsaculitis)
Deficiencies rickets, curled toe paralysis, encephalomalacia
Toxicities salt poisoning, food poisoning
(Botulism Clostridium botulinum and C. perfringens),
I don’t take chances with my birds so you too should not. Just like us human beings luck of sufficient nutrients in the food we take results in nutrient deficiencies the same goes for poultry too.
You should ensure the feed that is provided for your birds is of high nutrient value and balanced too or you might end up with chicken suffering from rickets.
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