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VOA, Enterococcus

By |2020-09-29T11:29:39-06:00September 29th, 2020|

  What is VOA who is this Enterococcus species?   Imagine you are walking your barns, doing daily chores in a flock that is 28 days of age.  Mortality and culling rates for the flock have been good, but on this particular day you start to notice that a number of birds appear lame and [...]

Blackhead

By |2020-03-30T15:35:31-06:00March 30th, 2020|

Blackhead Disease With no current effective treatments, it has become increasingly important to understand the disease process and proactive measures to decrease the risk of blackhead entry into your flock. Cause of blackhead? It is a parasitic disease caused by Histomonas meleagridis which results in clinical disease in numerous poultry species (turkeys, chickens and quail). [...]

COVID-19 *Updated 04-07-20*

By |2020-04-07T17:09:03-06:00March 13th, 2020|

Some questions and answers about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) There is a great deal of information about coronavirus in the news and on social media. It can be hard to know what is factual and what you need to understand to make sense of the risks.  The vets at Poultry Health Services would like [...]

Viral Arthritis (VA)

By |2020-02-07T11:20:24-07:00February 5th, 2020|

Mobility problems and lameness in a flock can have many causes as well as contributing factors including management, nutrition, bacterial infections, and viral infections. Do you have leg issues in your barn? Are you observing an increased amount of “hockey sticks” or “green hock” legs? How much of your flock is affected? Is this [...]