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 [...]

Early Mortality (Omphalitis)

By |2018-04-12T10:59:07-06:00January 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 [...]