Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

In the past it has been realized that eradication of coccidia is not realistic and hygienic measures alone are not able to prevent infections. However, if an outbreak of coccidiosis occurs, treatment via the drinking water should start as soon as possible. Today the prevention and control of coccidiosis is based on chemotherapy, using anticoccidial drugs and/or vaccines along with hygienic measures and improved farm management. Anticoccidial drugs According to Shirley and Chapman (2005) the most significant study that had the greatest impact on control of coccidiosis was that of…

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Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Introduction Coccidiosis is the major parasitic disease of poultry with extensive financial losses to the farmer is not properly taken care of and as at when due. In the past, it has been discovered that the eradication of coccidia can be achieved through practical and hygienic measures which can be able to save your birds from infections while today, the prevention and control of coccidiosis is based totally on chemotherapy, the use of anticoccidial drugs and/or vaccines together with hygienic measures and continous farm control. Meanwhile, the performance of the…

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Basics of Bio-Security in a Poultry Farm

Basics of Bio-Security in a Poultry Farm

by where there’s no vet series. Biosecurity refers to procedures used to prevent the introduction and spread of disease-causing organisms in poultry flocks. Because of the concentration in size and location of poultry flocks in current commercial production operations and the inherent disease risks associated with this type of production, it is imperative that poultry producers practice daily biosecurity measures. Developing and practicing daily biosecurity procedures as best management practices on poultry farms will reduce the possibility of introducing infectious diseases such as gumboro, infectious choryza, and Newcastle as well…

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Guidelines for The First 7 Days of Brooding Day-Old Chicks

Guidelines for The First 7 Days of Brooding Day-Old Chicks

1. Early placement of chicks in the house, access to fresh clean water and feed after arrival is important. The time of transport from the hatchery to the farm should be as quick as possible. This is because the hatch window might be close to 12-24 hours after hatching and there is no need for further delay once you have collected your birds from the hatchery/sales point. On placement, provide an hour of clean water mixed with glucovitam and sangrovit ws , and wait to give feed until the one…

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Reasons why your Chicks Grow Feathers very Fast

Introducing “Agric4Profit Poultry Farm Set-Up"

Some farmers believe they are just unlucky having birds that bring out feathers just too often and instead of seeing the fleshy muscles what you see is feathers. If you have taken your birds to the market to market yourself, you will understand that buyers are very selective when it comes to buying chickens. Buyers would pay #1500 in Nigerian Currency for a chicken they see full-fleshed but refuse to pay the same amount for a full feathered bird of the same age and weight. If you ask me, I…

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Ways to Prevent Vaccine Failure on your Poultry Farm

Ways to Prevent Vaccine Failure on your Poultry Farm

As a poultry farmer, one basic thing you need never to joke with on your poultry farm is Vaccinating your birds at the right time using the right quantity of vaccine required for the right quantity of birds. Whether they are Cockerel, Broiler or Layer birds you are raising, they all have their different vaccination programs according to the type. Click here for Cockerels Vaccination Program, click here for Broilers Vaccination program and Click here for Layers Vaccination Program. Meanwhile, adequate care must be taken while vaccinating your birds to…

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Vent Pecking in Poultry and How to Control them

It is not normal and this happens due to the following factors; 1) Stress 2) Inadequate spacing. 3) Mineral deficiency mostly protein deficiency 4) Too much or too little light (inadequate ventilation) 5) Idleness Therefore, birds react by pecking on each other so when blood comes out, all birds attack one bird and can be pecked to death. The solution to this problem includes the following processes: 1) Improving on spacing 2) Isolate those that have been pecked and Spray the wounds with Alamycin spray. 3) You can improve on…

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Poultry Farm Bio-security and Vaccination

Most farmers wonder: is it better to vaccinate birds against diseases or maintain strict bio-security measures and leave it that way. At least, this way one would save on expenses by choosing one and maximize profit instead of spending so much on both. In fact, a funny farmer once said: “why should the birds be vaccinated, if they can still succumb to the same disease?” So, it is very important to look at this with a critical eye for better understanding on how these topics affect our poultry farming experience.…

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Vaccination and Medication Schedule for Broilers

NOTE: When you want to do vaccination, you administer it with 1/4 of the total volume of drinking water of the birds per day. For example, if the birds drink 40 liters per day, use 10 liters for vaccination. Day 1- 5:                    Multivitamin + Antibiotics (20% Enrofloxacin e.g. Conflox) Day 5:                        1st Gumboro Vaccine Day 7:                        1st Lasota Vaccine Day 9 – 13:                Anticoccidiosis drug e.g. Dicoxin Plus Day 15: 2nd              Gumboro Vaccine Day 17: 2nd              Lasota Vaccine Day 29: 3rd               Gumboro Vaccine…

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The Major Causes of Cannibalism among Poultry Birds

Cannibalism causes a lot of loss to so many poultry farmers, not just the loss of cash return on investment but the pain associated with you standing and watching your birds peck each other to the point of killing themselves……….Awww!! If you have been faced with this challenge as a poultry farmer, am sure you will understand the pain as I do because i have faced it on my farm on different occasions to the extent that i had to monitor the causes and wish to share my findings with…

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