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Information on laying and meat chickens and turkey, pheasant and partridge production and flock plans, feed management and poultry health and diseases, including avian influenza. Tips on small-scale egg production, both organic and non-organic.

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Protecting your Poultry
Protecting your Poultry - Videos Videos

Protecting your Poultry

Erin Greenleaf, Capri Stiles-Mikesell

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This video will walk you through the many responsibilities that go along with a poultry project such as keeping your birds healthy, happy, and free from harm. More
Composting Animal Mortalities Composting Animal Mortalities - Articles
Despite the best intentions and care in animal agricultural facilities there are occasional animal mortalities. More
Poultry Diseases: Where to Get Help
Poultry Diseases: Where to Get Help - Articles Articles
Where do I get help when I suspect a health problem in my poultry flock? More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors & Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors & Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors & Exhibitions

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Biosecurity is a series of effective measures implemented to prevent or reduce the introduction and spread of infectious disease pathogens. More
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel & Visitors
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel & Visitors - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk of individuals to dairy herds. More
Biosecurity Fundamentals
Biosecurity Fundamentals - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Fundamentals

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

The basics of disease biosecurity, why a biosecurity plan should be implemented, and how to get a plan in motion. More
Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team
Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team - Articles Articles
The Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team provides assistance to livestock producers, veterinarians, allied industry professionals, students and others. More
Biosecurity Overview
Biosecurity Overview - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Overview

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Farm Biosecurity: Management practices to minimize or prevent the transmission of disease within and between herds and flocks. More
Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture (Pt I) Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture (Pt I) - Articles
The first of a two part series about agroterrorism More
West Nile Encephalitis and Poultry
West Nile Encephalitis and Poultry - Articles Articles

West Nile Encephalitis and Poultry

Patricia A Dunn, DVM, MAM, DACPV, Robert G. Elkin

West Nile encephalitis became a public health concern in the United States in 1999. More
Feed Management and Delivery Feed Management and Delivery - Articles

Feed Management and Delivery

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

A checklist to determine the relative biosecurity risk of feed management and delivery in dairy herds. More
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm - Articles Articles

Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Information about disinfectants commonly used on the farm for disease control. More
Management Requirements for Laying Flocks
Management Requirements for Laying Flocks - Articles Articles
Learn the best breeds to raise and best management practices for a successful small layer flock. More
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl - Articles Articles
Most leg and foot disorders in fowl can be prevented through proper nutrition and management. However, some problems can be genetic. More
Avian Influenza - Frequently Asked Questions for Pennsylvanians
Avian Influenza - Frequently Asked Questions for Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

Avian Influenza - Frequently Asked Questions for Pennsylvanians

Patricia A Dunn, DVM, MAM, DACPV, Eva Wallner-Pendleton, DVM, MS, ACPV

Information for Pennsylvanians about the biology of Avian Influenza ("Bird Flu") and recent outbreaks. Updated August 6, 2015. More
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