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10 Most Common Chicken Viruses, Diseases, and Treatments

10 Most Common Chicken Viruses, Diseases, and Treatments

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There are basically thousands of chicken diseases discovered and recorded by scientists and veterinarians around the world but there are 10 of these that are most common, fatal, and very contagious. Here in the Philippines, we used to grow native chickens. Although fatalities in native chickens are lower compared to imported broilers and American heritage breeds, having knowledge about these diseases, prevention, and treatment is still essential to protect our flock regardless of breeds. We may not used to giving vaccines to our native chickens but experiences suggest that when poultry pests like avian flu (peste) strikes, nothing is left. Therefore, regardless of what type of chicken we are rearing, it is important to administer the vaccination to protect not only the lives of our f...