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Chicken Vaccination Program, Guide, and Schedule

Chicken Vaccination Program, Guide, and Schedule

Chickens
Vaccination is extremely important to ensure the lowest mortality rate possible among chickens and to increase production. Vaccination can be done from the first day the chick is born after the egg is hatched and should be done occasionally during its entire lifetime. Most of these vaccines are a live form of the virus that should be handled with utmost care. The following should be observed when buying a live vaccine from poultry or Agrivet supply store. Make sure to buy vaccines from the nearest store to minimize travel time. Buy only what is needed to avoid unnecessary storage. Make sure the vaccine is chilled during transit to your farm. Place the vaccine in a container full of ice. After the vaccine is used, make sure to bury the remaining vaccines. Proper disposal is...
What is Newcastle Disease and how can it be prevented?

What is Newcastle Disease and how can it be prevented?

Chickens
Newcastle Disease (NCD) is a serious viral disease of poultry that affects almost every country in the world and causes economic losses due to high levels of mortality. According to a report issued by the World Bank, it is ranked as the third most expensive poultry disease, after bird flu (high and low pathogenicity) and after infectious bronchitis. Our prized chickens are vulnerable to disease. However, poultry farmers can keep disease at bay through proper feeding, shelter, hygiene, and regular vaccinations. What is Newcastle Disease? Newcastle disease is a highly contagious viral infection caused by a virulent strain of avian paramyxovirus type I (APMV-I) that affects many species of domestic and wild birds throughout the world. The most affected are domestic birds such as chick...