January17 , 2022

Check out the general principles for prevention of diseases in poultry farming business

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Check out the general principles for prevention of diseases in poultry farming business

1. Procure the day old chicks, which are free from diseases from reputed hatcheries

2. Feeds must be tested to ensure that they are free from microbial agents or toxins at periodic intervals.

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3. Storage facilities for feed ingredients/feeds must be managed in a hygienic manner.

4. Sheds having infected flocks should be served with feed at the end of a delivery day.

5. Always ensure the supply of clean and potable water. If necessary use appropriate sanitizers.

6. Periodic inspection of wells, piping and tanks to ensure that water supplied is clean.

7. An area specific vaccination schedule as recommended by hatchery doctor must be practised with utmost care.

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8. Rodent control programme, where ever necessary, must be adopted by employing mechanical (traps) or chemical techniques along with strict sanitation measures.

9. After selling each crop from the sheds, thorough cleaning of sheds should be done by removing all fixtures, equipment, litter dust, debris followed by brooming and burning. The rat holder cracks, worn out area should be packed with cement.

10. Avoid use of litter as manure around the farms.

11. Well cleaning of sheds and equipment with water and appropriate detergent.

12. A thorough disinfection of sheds, equipments as well as farm surroundings by formalin spray at recommended concentration.

13. Foot baths should be always filled with disinfectant.

14. Vehicles visiting the farms should be thoroughly disinfected by appropriate disinfectant spray.

15. Personnel working in laying sectors should not be allowed into brooding/growing sector or feed manufacturing facilities. All visitors must be ensured to walk through foot baths.

16. Disposal of dead birds in hygienic manner either by using incinerator or by pit method is very essential.

What to be done at the time of an out break

1. Restrict the movement of birds (selling and buying)

2. Follow strict hygienic measures.

3. Take help of Veterinarians.