Poultry Disease Manual

Date of Publication
May 4, 2022
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The poultry industry in Texas contributes more than $1.6 billion to the state economy each year. The disease level of a poultry flock may impact the success of the operation. This publication will guide you through the steps to avoiding diseases in your flock.

Disease may cause losses such as the death of birds, condemnation in the processing plant, medication costs. It can also cause less obvious losses like poor growth, poor feed conversion and downgrading.

This publication will teach you how to avoid diseases in your poultry flock including:

  • Nature & cause of disease
  • Sanitation practices for flock health
  • Bacterial diseases (non-respiratory)
  • Viral diseases (non-respiratory)
  • Viral respiratory diseases
  • Viral-like respiratory diseases
  • Bacterial respiratory diseases
  • Fungal respiratory diseases
  • Protozoan diseases
  • Internal parasitic diseases (non-protozoan)
  • External parasitic diseases
  • Nutritional & metabolic diseases
  • Miscellaneous diseases
  • Includes images of different diseases

(104 pages)

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