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 DIAGNOSIS - GENERAL DISEASE INFO - SPECIFIC DISEASES - ENVIRONMENT
CANNIBALISM - PESTS, PARASITES, WORMS - MEDICATION - VACCINATION
MISCELLANEOUS RELATED INFO
POULTRY DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
Diseases of Poultry
A listing and discussion of the major poultry diseases and parasites, including identification, treatment and prevention measures. - Mississippi State Univ
How to Recognize Poultry Diseases Early
- Univ of Pennsylvania
List of Common Poultry Diseases with Synonyms
- Univ of Pennsylvania
Poultry Disease Diagnosis
- Mississippi State Univ
Poultry Disease Identification
A discussion of the many poultry diseases identified by names, causative agents, and types.
- Mississippi State Univ
Poultry Disease Diagnosis by Symptoms
A list of symptoms and lesions and the causative diseases.
- Mississippi State Univ
Poultry Diseases Listed by Symptoms
A list of poultry diseases by Function affected
- Mississippi State Univ
Poultry Necropsy Primer
How to Perform a Post Motrem Examination to determine cause of death (with pictures).
- Ohio State Univ
Pigeon Diseases
Online symptom & diagnosis database
(requires cookies enabled)
- Jedds Pigeon Supply
GENERAL HEALTH, DISEASE AND PREVENTION INFO
Avian Immune System
- Univ of Florida
Avian Diseases Transmissible to Humans
- Univ of Florida
Avian Disease Fact Sheet
- Virginia Tech
Bacterial Diseases of Poultry
- Mississippi State Univ
Bacterial and Viral Diseases
- Palm Beach Poultry Fanciers Assn - data from Univ of FL
Common Poultry Diseases in Small Farm Flocks
- Oklahoma State Univ (PDF)
Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Chicken
- Univ of Pennsylvania
(website having problems 6/15/04)
Control of Poultry Disease Outbreaks
- Univ of Missouri
Control of Typhoid & Pullorum through the NPIP
- Univ of Nebraska
Disease Prevention in Commercial Aviaries
- Univ of Florida
Fact Sheet - Poultry Diseases & Medications For Small Flocks
- University of Connecticut
General Poultry Diseases
- Saskatchewan Agriculture
Mechanisms of Immunity
Immunity, the ability to resist infections from normal exposures to a disease agent, is specific for each disease. It is a part of the defense (resistance) of the body against infections.
- American Poultry Association
Microbial Introduction Into Poultry Flocks
- Univ of California, Davis (PDF)
Parasitic Diseases of Poultry (Internal)
- Mississippi State Univ
Poultry Learning Module
- Univ of Arizona (several common diseases discussed)
Poultry Disease Factsheet #3
- Univ of Saskatchewan, Canada
(website having problems 6/15/04)
Poultry Disease Reference Book List
- Univ of Pennsylvania
(website having problems 6/15/04)
Poultry Health Basics
How to keep poultry healthy
- Mississippi State Univ
Poultry Sanitation and Disease Prevention
- Mississippi State Univ
Prevention of Poultry Diseases
- Univ of Missouri
Protozoan Diseases of Poultry
- Mississippi State Univ
Respiratory Diseases of Poultry
Poultry do not get "colds". Respiratory ailments are caused by specific disease agents.
- American Poultry Association
Syndromes and Other Diseases
- Palm Beach Poultry Fanciers Assn - data from Univ of Florida
Viral Diseases of Poultry
- Mississippi State Univ
Viral Diseases of Poultry
- American Poultry Association
SPECIFIC DISEASES
Anemia Agent, Chicken
- Univ of Florida
Angelwing in Waterfowl
- Metzer Farms Waterfowl Hatchery
Ascites Syndrome in Broiler Chickens
- Univ of Nebraska
Aspergillosis (Brooder Pneumonia)
and other Fungal Diseases of Poultry
 - Mississippi State Univ
Avian Influenza in Poultry
- Univ of Florida
Avian Influenza Still Being Found in NorthEast U.S.
- Virginia Tech
Avian Influenza Update 4/98
- Virginia Tech
Avian Influenza
- Univ of California, Davis 
Avian Influenza Discovered in Texas
AI discovered in Gonzales County, Texas 20 Feb 2004
with Update of 23 Feb 2004 declaring it High Pathogenic Strain.
- Texas Animal Health Commission News Release
Avian Influenza Virus - Low Pathogenic
- Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) Fact Sheet
Avian Influenza Virus - Highly Pathogenic
- Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) Fact Sheet
Virginia's Avian Influenza Proclamation
Movement limitations effective June 1, 2004
- Virginia Dept of Agriculture
What is Avian Influenza
What it is and How to Protect Against It's Establishment.  Excellent 4 page printable PDF pamphlet that explains Avian Influenza in simple language.
- West Virginia Univ Extension Service (PDF-267K)
Blackhead
- Mississippi State Univ
Blackhead in Turkeys - Cayenne as treatment
- McGill Univ - Quebec, Canada
Blackhead Disease in Turkeys
- Univ of Nebraska
Botulism Poisoning
- a discussion on the disease's causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatments. (author unknown)
Botulism
- Mississippi State Univ
Bronchitis, Infectious
- Mississippi State Univ
Bronchitis (Infectious) and Its Effects on Egg Production and Egg Quality
- Univ of Florida
Bronchitis (in Quail)
- Mississippi State Univ
Bursal Disease, Infectious
- Mississippi State Univ
Cage Layer Fatigue
- Mississippi State Univ
Candidiasis in Birds, Preventing
- Univ of Florida
Canker, Pigeon
- Univ of Florida
Cholera, Fowl
- Mississippi State Univ
Coccidiosis
- Mississippi State Univ
Coryza (infectious)
- Mississippi State Univ
Dermatitis, Gangrenous
Gangrenous dermatitis is a skin disease of chickens that can involve various bacteria
- Mississippi State Univ
E-Coli
- Mississippi State Univ
Egg Binding
How to tell if your hen is egg bound and what to do about it.
- © 2004 PoultryHelp.com
Eye/Sinus Infections
How to treat you birds for sinus/eye Infections
- © 2004 PoultryHelp.com
Enteritis, Necrotic
- Mississippi State Univ
Enteritis, Ulcerative
- Mississippi State Univ
Erysipelas
- Mississippi State Univ
Eye Disorders of Poultry
- Univ of Florida
Fatty Liver Hemorrhagic Syndrome
- Mississippi State Univ
Fowl Pox Prevention
(Halfway down the page)
- Univ of Georgia
Fowl Pox, Prevention and Control of in Backyard Chicken Flocks
- Univ of Florida
Fowl Pox
- Mississippi State Univ
Fowl (Avian) Pox, Preventing
(Halfway down the page, alphabetical under 'F')
- Univ of California, Davis (PDF)
Fungal Diseases of Poultry
Aspergillosis (Brooder Pneumonia),  Mycotoxicosis,  Moniliasis (Crop Mocosis, Thrush)
 - Mississippi State Univ
Heximitiasis
- Mississippi State Univ
Infectious Bronchitis
- Mississippi State Univ
Infectious Bronchitis and Its Effects on Egg Production and Egg Quality
- Univ of Florida
Infectious Bursal Disease In Commercial Broilers
- Univ of Florida
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl
- Virginia Tech
Lymphoid Leucosis
- Mississippi State Univ
Marek's Disease
- from the Dept of Primary Industries, Queensland, Australia, Animal and Plant Health Service
Marek's Disease, Cracking the Code of
- USDA Agricultural Research Service 
Marek's Disease in Chickens
- from Miller Hatcheries
Marek's Disease
- Mississippi State Univ
Molting of Laying Hens
- Mississippi State Univ
Molting and Other Causes of Feather Loss in Small Poultry Flocks
- Kansas State Univ (PDF)
Moniliasis (Crop Mocosis, Thrush)
and other Fungal Diseases of Poultry
- Mississippi State Univ
Mycoplasmas (CRD, Air sac, Sinusitis)
- Mississippi State Univ
Mycoplasma Gallisepticum in Commercial Layers
- Univ of Florida 
Mycoplasma Gallisepticum, Factors to Consider in Serologic Testing
- Univ of Florida Veterinary Medicine
Mycotoxins
- Univ of Oklahoma
Mycosis and Mycotoxicosis, Preventing
Look 1/3 of the way down this page for the document
- Univ of Georgia 
Mycotoxicosis
and other Fungal Diseases of Poultry
- Mississippi State Univ
Newcastle Disease
- Mississippi State Univ
Newcastle Disease
- NSW (Australia) Agriculture
Newcastle DiseaseExotic 
- Info about current outbreak in southwestern U.S as of Feb 12, 2003 with contact info.
Newcastle DiseaseExotic
Exotic Newcastle Disease (ND), also known asvelogenic viscerotropic Newcastle disease, occurs in Central and South America, the Middle East, and most of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Exotic ND is one of several types of ND.
- American Poultry Association
Omphalitis (Mushy Chick Disease)
- Mississippi State Univ
Poopy-Butt Syndrome in Chicks
 Often called "Pasted Vent"
- © 2003 PoultryHelp.com
Pullorum
Serious "Reportable" Bacterial Disease of Poultry
- Mississippi State Univ
Salmonella Can Cause Poorer Eggshell Quality
A decrease in eggshell quality is a trait that may be used to detect chickens infected with Salmonella, according to USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists. (10/2004)
- USDA Agricultural Research Service
Salmonella Vaccine Now Available For Poultry
A vaccine invented by a biologist at Washington University in St. Louis has received federal approval for use in controlling Salmonella bacteria in poultry.
- www.sciencedaily.com (12/1998)
Salmonella Enteritidis - A New Vaccine Against
Javier Ochoa Repáraz defended his PhD thesis at the University of Navarre Faculty of Science on the development of an acellular vaccine aginst Salmonella enteritidis. (12/2004)
- Basque Research (Spain)
Salmonella
Website describing Salmonella Facts - human infections
- www.about-salmonella.com
Sinus/Eye Infections
How to treat you birds for sinus/eye Infections
- © 2004 PoultryHelp.com
Spraddle Legs, Treatment of
Instructions and photos describing the method we use to treat a chick with spraddle legs and restore mobility.
- © 2001 PoultryHelp.com
Typhoid, Fowl
- Mississippi State Univ
Typhoid & Pullorum Control through the NPIP
- Univ of Nebraska
West Nile Virus - Frequently Asked Questions
- Ohio State Univ 
West Nile Virus Factsheet for Veterinarians
- Ohio State Univ 
West Nile Virus Fact Sheet for Physicians
- Ohio State Univ 
West Nile Virus and Farmers
- Ohio State Univ 
West Nile Virus and Scrap Tires
- Ohio State Univ 
West Nile Encephalitis and Poultry
- Pennsylvania State Univ (PDF-44k)
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS AFFECTING HEALTH
Hot Weather Management of Poultry
- North Carolina State Univ
Hot Weather Management in the Poultry House
- Oklahoma State Univ (PDF 202k)
Minimizing Heat Stress in Livestock
- Univ of Kentucky
Reducing Poultry Losses From Heat Stress
- Univ of Georgia
CANNIBALISM PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Cannibalism Cause and Prevention in Poultry
- Univ of Nebraska
Cannibalism in the Small Poultry Flock
- Kansas State Univ (PDF)
Causes of Pecking and Cannibalism
- Mississippi State Univ
Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment
- Virginia Tech
Debeaking Laying Stock to Control Cannibalism
- Texas A&M Univ (PDF)
Cannibalism
topic is about halfway down this page
- Mississippi State Univ
PESTS, PARASITES AND WORMS
Ascarids (Large Intestinal Roundworms)
- Mississippi State Univ
Capillaria (Cappilary or Thread Worms)
- Mississippi State Univ
Cecal Worms
- Mississippi State Univ
Chiggers
- Mississippi State Univ
Common Continuous External Parasites of Poultry
- Univ of Florida
Common Intermittent External Parasites of Poultry
- Univ of Florida
Eliminating Mites in Poultry Flocks
- Kansas State Univ (PDF)
Fly Control in Poultry Houses
- Purdue Univ (PDF)
Fly Control in Poultry, Caged Layer Buildings
- Univ of Missouri - Columbia
Fly Control In Poultry Operations
- Univ of Kentucky
Gapeworms
- Mississippi State Univ
House Fly - Control of Insect and Related Pests of Livestock and Poultry
- British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
Identification and Treatment of Common Lice and Mites in Birds
- Univ of California, Davis
UC-Davis has removed this document - it will appear directly on PoultryHelp.com from a cached copy without photos in the near future as soon as the page is prepared.
Intestinal Parasites in Backyard Flocks
- Univ of Florida
Insect Control On Poultry 
Control of Lice, Mites, Fleas, Bedbugs
- Univ of Kentucky
Internal Worm Parasites in Poultry
- Palm Beach Poultry Fanciers Assn.- data from Univ of FL
Lice
- Mississippi State Univ
Managing External Parasites of Texas Livestock and Poultry  - Also available here *
- Texas A&M Univ (PDF)
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Mites
- Mississippi State Univ
Mite and Lice Control in Commercial Poultry
- NSW (Australia) Agriculture
Mites (Chicken) & Northern Fowl Mites
- British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture 
Nematodes - Common Parasites in Poultry
- Univ of Florida
Parasitic Diseases of Poultry (Internal)
- Mississippi State Univ
Pest Control
- Texas A&M Univ (PDF)
Pesticides Used For Control of Poultry Insect Pests
A listing of various chemicals used in the control of external poultry parasites.
- Mississippi State Univ
Pest Control on Poultry Farms
- Texas A&M Univ (PDF)
Pest Management, Poultry
- Texas A&M Univ (PDF)
Poultry Lice
- British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
Lice - Control of Insect and Related Pests of Livestock and Poultry
- British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
Protozoan Parasites
- Palm Beach Poultry Fanciers Assn - from Univ of FL
Mosquitoes - Control of Insect and Related Pests of Livestock and Poultry
- British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
Texas Poultry Pest-Control Practices
Parasites and Flies
- Texas A&M Univ (PDF)
Poultry Pest Management
- Ohio State Univ 
Ohio Pesticide Applicator Training -
Livestock Student Workbook
- Ohio State Univ (PDF) 
Tapeworms
- Mississippi State Univ
Ticks - Control of Insect and Related Pests of Livestock and Poultry
- British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
Ticks
- Mississippi State Univ
POULTRY MEDICATION INFO
FDA Approved Animal Drug Database
- Searchable database of veterinary drugs. Drug Information Library from Veterinary Informatics.
Medication Solutions for Poultry
- Mississippi State Univ
Proper Use of Drugs and Chemicals in Food Animals
- Texas A&M Univ (PDF)
(Requires latest browser or "Forbidden" message is displayed)
Safe and Effective Water Medication
- North Carolina State Univ
Use of Preventive and Therapeutic Drugs in Show Market Animals
- Texas A&M Univ (PDF)
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Preventive Medicine for Backyard Chickens
- Ohio State Univ 
VACCINATION INFO
How Do Vaccinations Protect Your Birds?
- Mississippi State Univ
Click HERE for PDF Version (1.3MB) 
Mechanisms of Immunity
Immunity, the ability to resist infections from normal exposures to a disease agent, is specific for each disease. It is a part of the defense (resistance) of the body against infections.
- American Poultry Association
Vaccination Failure in Poultry
- Univ of Florida
Vaccines
Vaccines are products containing high numbers of organism known to cause a particular disease.
- American Poultry Association
Vaccine Response
The host must be susceptible, healthy, and vigorous to produce a strong immunity when vaccinated.
- American Poultry Association
Vaccination for Small Poultry Flocks
- Univ of Florida
Vaccination Guide for the Small Poultry Flock
- Univ of Nebraska 
Vaccination Guide for Poultry
Guide and schedule for vaccination of chicks includes Marek's Disease, Newcastle Disease, Infection Bronchitis, Laryngotracheitis, Avian Encephalomyelitis, Fowl Pox and Cholera.
- American Poultry Association
Why We Vaccinate
Preventive medicine includes any procedure that will prevent a disease or decrease its severity. Vaccination is one of the more effective ways to prevent specific diseases.
- American Poultry Association
MISCELLANEOUS RELATED INFORMATION
Euthanasia of Poultry
Considerations for Producers, Transporters, and Veterinarians
- Univ of California, Davis
Human Health Concerns Associated with Hatching Poultry
- Ohio State Univ 
Poultry Necropsy Basics
- Ohio State Univ 
Merck Veterinary Manual Online
Brought to you as a service of Merck & Co., Inc., providing quality medical information on a not-for-profit basis for more than 100 years, and Merial Limited, dedicated to producing a wide range of pharmaceuticals and vaccines to keep livestock and pets healthy and productive.
TO REPORT A POSSIBLE DISEASE OUTBREAK:
Visit the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Website and click your state on the U.S. map for contact information in your state.


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