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The Notifiable diseases Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease now have their own section - "Notifiable disease updates", reference source of for Backyard Flock owners and possibly commercial poultry keepers. This information is derived from several sources. These diseases will always be with us but at least now you will know where and if you should be worried.
As only a good scare equates to good information perhaps you should panic. I received the following notification from Science Daily - "Could new flu spark global flu pandemic? New bird flu strain seen adapting to mammals, humans". The title of the Eurosurveillance paper is "GENETIC ANALYSIS OF NOVEL AVIAN A(H7N9) INFLUENZA VIRUSES ISOLATED FROM PATIENTS IN CHINA, FEBRUARY TO APRIL 2013" which is rather boring. Do not let good scaremongering get in the way of the truth! Read more and get the link in the Notifiable disease section.
Seminars and technical information for information on salmonella control in chickens.
AviForte for pigeons launched at the British Homing World show of the Year at Blackpool this January.
The weather could not have been worse for travelling. Aviforte can be purchased directly from Ali and Nick at Chalk Hill Poultry
Pigeon fanciers can learn all they need to know about using a microscope to monitor for coccidia, worms and canker in the PHC Library (see PHC Library Registration).
My grateful thanks to those that completed this survey on Backyard Poultry Keeping. A summary of the results has been posted in the Practical Poultry and Poultry forums.
Thank you ,
David G Parsons MRCVS
Vaccinating chicks with live salmonella vaccine