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As a poultry owner, you know how important it is to keep your birds healthy. By practicing biosecurity, you can help reduce the chances of your birds being exposed to diseases such as avian influenza...
Practicing biosecurity can help keep disease away from your poultry. The following steps can help you keep your birds healthy: Keep your distance Isolate your birds from visitors and other birds...
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Clean footwear is a key component of biosecurity
When was the last time you looked at the bottom of your chore boots? My guess is there’s a lot of dirt, manure, and other crud that’s been there awhile, providing the perfect home for...
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There may be some new guidelines as fairs figure out how to deal with a highly-contagious pig virus
A highly-contagious virus called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, or PED, has been spreading rapid-fire through American swine herds. The disease is transmitted from pig-to-pig through fecal material and...
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If the birth rate in your cattle herd has been dropping, check for trichomoniasis
A venereal disease in cattle is spreading rapidly. Trichomoniasis, usually referred to as “trich,” has been around for a long time and is under control in most states. However, due to...
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This deadly new virus is spreading among swine herds
A highly-contagious virus called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, or PED, is sweeping through American swine herds. The disease is transmitted from pig-to-pig through fecal material and close contact. So...
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Flies are a nuisance around your horses and stables. Follow these tips to help keep flies away from your stables and barns.
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Bats are dying from a disease that is easily spread by humans
Radio interview source: Ann Froschauer, White-Nose Expert, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Some species of bats hibernate over the winter and aren't...
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Monitor newly-weaned calves and new stock for respiratory disease
Radio interview source: Dr. Richard Linhart, DVM, Pfizer/Zoetis Animal Health Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Stress can make anyone sick, even cattle. Calves that have...
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Tall fescue is a common forage crop with a serious downside. It's infected with a fungal endophyte that's toxic to animals, and causes many problems.
Radio interview source: Craig Roberts, State Forage Specialist, University of Missouri Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Many livestock producers have tall...
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The scales on a chicken's leg should lie flat. If they're not, the chicken may have scaly leg mites. Mites cause irritation and if untreated, a bird can go lame.
Radio interview source: Phillip Clauer, Extension Poultry Specialist, Penn State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Help prevent chicken scaly leg...

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