Flashcards in Poultry Deck (17):
What agency mandates requirements for organic poultry farming?
Where would you look up for long a chicken's eggs cannot be eaten after administering a certain medication?
FARAD (Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database)
Why is it important to separate species when housing multiple types of poultry?
Species specific responses to diseases
What sample is used for serology? Bacterial isolation? Virus isolation?
Swabs- bacterial isolation
Organs- virus isolation (and histopathology)
What are the normal HR and RR for a chicken?
HR >200 (220-360)
What are the 3-4 main aspects of an 'over the fence' exam?
Ambulation and posture
Evidence of heat stress
What does it mean for a comb to be "out of lay"?
It is abnormal/unhealthy- small, pale, shrunken
What are 4 causes of oral plaques?
Diptheric fowl pox
Vitamin A deficiency
What is the range for BCS in layers? What is the anatomic landmark?
What are 2 causes of a crooked keel?
What deworming agent is FDA approved?
What is the most common intestinal poultry parasite? What is given for prevention and control?
Coccidia/ Eimeria (E. tenella)
What is the primary rule out when there are musculoskeletal issues and nerve involvement?
What are the 3 forms of vitamin E deficiency?
What are the 3 tumor viruses?
Marek's disease [Herpesvirus]
Leukosis/Sarcoma ( Avian leukosis virus)
What causes bumblefoot?
Injury to lower surface of the foot followed by a Staphylococcal infection