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Maintaining the health of laying hens

Code: 9781838790981
Richard M. Fulton, Michigan State University, USA

Chapter synopsis: Biosecurity plays a pivotal role in maintaining the health of poultry. Biosecurity is the protection of birds from disease-causing agents. This chapter reviews the range of biosecurity measures required to maintain the health of laying hens. It talks about separation of birds which is an important measure. It reviews disease identification and detection, including the identification of specific diseases and vaccination regimes for prevention or treatment. Finally, this chapter discusses in detail the common diseases of egg-laying chickens, some of them being respiratory diseases, diseases related to the nervous system, the intestinal system, etc.

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Table of contents1 Introduction;  2 Biosecurity measures: separation;  3 Other biosecurity measures;  4 Disease identification and detection;  5 Vaccination of poultry;  6 Common diseases of egg-laying chickens: respiratory diseases;  7 Common diseases of egg-laying chickens: nervous system diseases;  8 Common diseases of egg-laying chickens: intestinal system diseases;  9 Common diseases of egg-laying chickens: skeletal system, urogenital system and unclassified diseases;  10 Where to look for further information;  11 References

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