Bacterial Diseases of Poultry
Bacteria are microscopic living organisms. All bacteria are not detrimental to animal health. In fact, many bacteria are beneficial and necessary for such processes as food digestion, manufacturing of some dairy products, etc. Classification of bacteria into species is done so disease producing organisms may be separated from those that are harmless or beneficial.
Successful control of bacterial diseases entails isolating and identifying disease-producing species, if present, and preventing multiplication and spread of the organism within the animal's body or to other animals.
This article details the the types of non-respiratory diseases in poultry, including salmonella and paracolon infections as well as parathyphoid infections. It also discusses coliform infections such as that of the collibacillosis with diagnosis and prevention. Another disease discussed is avian vibrionic hepatitis.
For all the diseases the article includes diagnosis, prevention and treatment methods.
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Article made possible through the contribution of Oklahoma State University