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Litter beetles can be found in loose litter throughout the house. Photo Credit: commons.wikimedia.org
Lesser Mealworm Beetles in Poultry and Game Bird Facilities - Articles Articles
Litter beetles, also called darkling beetles, lesser mealworms, or black beetles, can be a serious pest. More
Poultry Respiratory Diseases and Issues in Pennsylvania
Poultry Respiratory Diseases and Issues in Pennsylvania - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
Poultry Economics and Market Trends
Poultry Economics and Market Trends - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
Northeast Hatchery Conference
Northeast Hatchery Conference - Conferences Conferences
Poultry hatchery managers, supervisors, and team members are invited to attend this conference. More
Understanding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Understanding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - Videos Video Series
This short video series helps backyard and small flock poultry owners understand Understanding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), its symptoms, and how it is spread. More
"Week Old Chicks" by Jack Berry
Respiratory Diseases in Small Poultry Flocks - Videos Video Series

Respiratory Diseases in Small Poultry Flocks

Eva Wallner-Pendleton, DVM, MS, ACPV, Emily Lhamon, Corissa Steimling

Poultry respiratory symptoms have many potential causes with some more serious than others. More
Bed Bugs in Poultry Facilities: Identification, Scouting, and Control Options
Bed Bugs in Poultry Facilities: Identification, Scouting, and Control Options - Articles Articles
This brief article provides information about bed bugs, such as identification, life cycle, impacts on the industry, control methods, and a comparison of ticks, poultry mites, and bed bugs. More
Pictures courtesy of Dr. S. Davison. New Bolton Center, PA.
Avian Coryza - Articles Articles

Avian Coryza

Gino Lorenzoni

Avian Coryza is an emerging poultry respiratory disease in some regions of the United States. Severe facial edema is probably the most notorious clinical sign which couples with a sharp decrease in egg production in laying hens. More
Ventilation Modeling of Animal Housing and Observations
Ventilation Modeling of Animal Housing and Observations - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
A Year in Review: Observations of Pennsylvania Poultry Health
A Year in Review: Observations of Pennsylvania Poultry Health - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
Pulsed UV Light for Poultry Meat and Liquid Egg Processing and Sanitation
Pulsed UV Light for Poultry Meat and Liquid Egg Processing and Sanitation - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
Small-Scale Poultry Production and Processing Workshop
Small-Scale Poultry Production and Processing Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Small-scale poultry producers and processors are invited to join us for this informative workshop. More
Corn field, photo by Elizabeth Hines
Mycotoxins and Their Effect on Poultry and Swine Production - Articles Articles

Mycotoxins and Their Effect on Poultry and Swine Production

乐动体育注册 Elizabeth Hines, Gino Lorenzoni

Feed grains contaminated by mycotoxins hurt feed quality and are detrimental to production in poultry and swine. Some key mycotoxins can induce differential impacts on poultry and swine production performance. More
photo: AAAP
Marek's Disease in Chickens - Articles Articles

Marek's Disease in Chickens

乐动体育注册 Eva Wallner-Pendleton, DVM, MS, ACPV, Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS

Marek’s Disease is by far one of the most common illnesses in small flocks and not treatable once the clinical signs have begun. Yet, it is one of the most preventable illnesses using vaccination. More
photo credit: Greg Martin
National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biosecurity Planning - Articles Articles

National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biosecurity Planning

乐动体育注册 Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS

A formal plan for biosecurity is being directed by USDA/NPIP that will eventually lead to audits for those farms participating in this program. A NPIP biosecurity plan would augment a farm's overall HPAI control program. More
Pest Management Recommendations for Poultry
Pest Management Recommendations for Poultry - Articles Articles

Pest Management Recommendations for Poultry

乐动体育注册 Charles W. Pitts, Phillip E. Kaufman, Donald A. Rutz

Flies, beetles, and mites are often a major concern for commercial poultry operations in the northeastern United States. More
Blood Collection from Poultry
Blood Collection from Poultry - Videos Videos

Blood Collection from Poultry

乐动体育注册 Eva Wallner-Pendleton, DVM, MS, ACPV

10:44

This video describes taking blood samples from poultry to test for exposure to infectious diseases. Correct bird restraint and handling of the sample are also demonstrated. More
Poultry Production - Back to the Basics
Poultry Production - Back to the Basics - Articles Articles

Poultry Production - Back to the Basics

乐动体育注册 Gino Lorenzoni

Importance of water quality in poultry. Simple tips and advice to improve water sanitation. More
Protecting your Poultry
Protecting your Poultry - Videos Videos

Protecting your Poultry

乐动体育注册 Erin Greenleaf, Capri Stiles-Mikesell

10:03

This video will walk you through the many responsibilities that go along with a poultry project such as keeping your birds healthy, happy, and free from harm. More
Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference - and - Northeast Conference on Avian Diseases
Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference - and - Northeast Conference on Avian Diseases - Conferences Conferences
Don’t miss this two-day conference where you'll get the most current information that's important in the poultry industry. More
Biosecurity Overview
Biosecurity Overview - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Overview

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Farm Biosecurity: Management practices to minimize or prevent the transmission of disease within and between herds and flocks. More
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors

乐动体育注册 Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk of individuals to dairy herds. More
Biosecurity Fundamentals
Biosecurity Fundamentals - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Fundamentals

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

The basics of disease biosecurity, why a biosecurity plan should be implemented, and how to get a plan in motion. More
Creating a Poultry Flock Plan
Creating a Poultry Flock Plan - Videos Videos

Creating a Poultry Flock Plan

Paul Patterson

7:09

An emergency preparedness guide for poultry owners. In this video, animal health experts outline the important steps in the creation of a flock plan. More
Poultry Diseases: Where to Get Help
Poultry Diseases: Where to Get Help - Articles Articles

Poultry Diseases: Where to Get Help

Eva Wallner-Pendleton, DVM, MS, ACPV, Phillip Clauer, Patricia A Dunn, DVM, MAM, DACPV

Where do I get help when I suspect a health problem in my poultry flock? More
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