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Airdrie Life: Business Profile

By | 2018-04-10T14:37:42+00:00 May 25th, 2017|

Airdrie Life Business Profile:  Science Worth Clucking About Carving into that Christmas turkey or sitting down to enjoy some chicken you picked up at the local supermarket, it’s easy to take for granted the science and technology involved in making sure your food is safe. Since Airdrie-based Poultry Health Services Ltd.(PHS) started in 2002 [...]

Tibial Dyschondroplasia (TD)

By | 2018-04-09T08:49:19+00:00 February 1st, 2016|

Noticing an increasing trend of problems with mobility and lameness in your flock?  Could this flock have rickets or tibial dyschondroplasia or is something else affecting their ability to move? While there are a number of potential causes for lameness in a flock we hope to explain what tibial dyschondroplasia (TD) is as well [...]

Early Mortality (Omphalitis)

By | 2018-04-12T10:59:07+00:00 January 6th, 2016|

Early mortality in a flock can have several causes or contributing factors but one of the most common causes is bacterial infection of the navel (omphalitis) and/or yolk sac.  In this article we hope to discuss omphalitis and other factors which can impact early mortality rates. What is normal mortality? Typical total mortality in [...]

Avian Influenza Outbreaks (Canada 2014-2015)

By | 2018-04-12T10:58:27+00:00 December 15th, 2015|

Introduction Avian influenza (AI) is a contagious viral infection that can affect poultry as well as pet and wild birds. AI viruses are classified into two categories: low pathogenicity (LPAI) and highly pathogenic (HPAI), based on the level of severity of the illness caused in birds (Diseases of Poultry, 13th ed. 2013). Canada has [...]


By | 2018-04-12T10:56:47+00:00 December 10th, 2015|

Coccidiosis You have probably heard of the term coccidiosis before and know that medications are often added to the feed to prevent coccidiosis. Do you know what exactly is coccidiosis and why is it important to know and watch for signs of it? This short information sheet will answer some of these questions. What [...]

Reovirus (REO)

By | 2018-04-12T10:55:10+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|

Reovirus (REO)Are you noticing an increasing trend of problems with mobility and lameness in your flock as the birds grow?  There are a number of potential causes for lameness in a growing flock and with this article we will explain viral arthritis and reovirus.What are Viral Arthritis and Reovirus?Viral arthritis describes inflammation in a joint(s) [...]

Vaccines & Vaccination Programs for Broiler Breeders

By | 2018-04-10T14:38:26+00:00 November 25th, 2015|

Vaccines & Vaccination Programs for Broiler Breeders For the modern poultry industry vaccination plays a key role in the prevention of infectious diseases. Vaccination of broiler breeders is especially important as this protects not only vaccinated birds (the breeders) but also their progeny (broilers). There are two main types of vaccines available for the broiler [...]

Ascites (Water belly)

By | 2018-04-09T09:26:20+00:00 November 20th, 2015|

Have you been finding an increasing number of chickens in the flock found dead with darkened or purplish discolored heads?  Have you noticed a number of smaller birds waddling around with what appear to be large fluid filled abdomens or ‘water bellies’?  If this is something you have been seeing there may be an [...]