Tackling endemic poultry diseases as a community rather than as individual producers can play an important role in controlling and limiting their spread.
And while that can sometimes result in taking measures which don’t directly benefit your own birds, working closely with neighbors, university researchers and staff can result in healthier flocks overall. Speaking to Poultry Health Today, O’Connor said infectious coryza, an acute respiratory disease which can cause high mortality rates and typically affects older birds such as layers or broiler breeders, is not a common disease in young broilers. “I’ve been at Foster Farms since 1998 and never saw coryza, ever, until 2017,” O’Connor said. Read more