Short Articles

Home|Short Articles

Antibiotics (Introduction and Classification)

What are antibiotics ?  These are chemical compounds may be of natural origin or synthetically formed and are used to kill or stop the growth of bacteria. Mechanism Based Classification 1-Bacteriostatic: These antibiotics are used to stop the growth of bacteria. 2-Bactericidal: These antibiotics are used to kill the bacteria. Spectrum Based Classification 1- Narrow

By |2020-12-19T04:59:17+00:00December 17th, 2020|Short Articles|1 Comment

Mycotoxins in Poultry (Major Types and Effects)

What are mycotoxins ? Mycotoxin is derived from two words "Mykes" means - Mould "Toxicum" means - Poison Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi or we can also say that mycotoxins are by products of fungi. These metabolites are very harmful to poultery even in lowest levels. We measure mycotoxin levels in parts per

By |2020-12-11T09:27:51+00:00December 11th, 2020|Short Articles|1 Comment

The hen and Her Environment

Good management requires thinking about things from the hen’s point of view and looking out for them properly. Cage or floor: there is a world of difference between the two.  With caged chickens, the birds have no choices and it’s mainly the farmer who calls the shots. In floor systems the hens can decide for themselves

By |2020-05-28T09:55:33+00:00May 28th, 2020|Short Articles|10 Comments

Cannibalism in Poultry : Prevention and Treatment

Cannibalism in fowl is a costly and vicious habit that poultry producers cannot afford to ignore. Cannibalism usually occurs when the birds are stressed by a poor management practice. Once becoming stressed, one bird begins picking the feathers, comb, toes or vent of another bird. Once an open wound or blood is visible on the

By |2020-03-26T08:10:20+00:00March 26th, 2020|Short Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Newcastle Disease_Clinical Signs & Postmortem Lessions

Causative Agent: "Paramyxovirus" System Affected By This Disease: Digestive System, Respiratory System and Nervous System. Clinical / Anti-mortem Signs:   Torticollis of neck (it may be upward/downward). Greenish-white mucus like diarrhoea. Lameness. Nasal and Ocular discharge. Rales of thick mucus from mouth. Pasting on vent area. Gasping (difficulty in breathing). Sticky nose. Wing / Leg paralysis or

By |2020-03-26T06:06:35+00:00March 26th, 2020|Short Articles|0 Comments

Corona Virus _ Precautions

This virus is reported first time in China. Then the cases are reported in the different countries. The size of this virus is about 400-500 micron. This virus can not survive in hot climatic areas. The death ratio due to this virus is 2_3 %. By adopting the following precaution someone can safe himself from

By |2020-03-15T07:56:52+00:00March 15th, 2020|Short Articles|0 Comments

Avian Influenza

It is a viral disease caused by "Orthomyxo virus". There are two types of AI which are characterized by low pathogenic avian Influenza (LPAI) and highly pathogenic avian Influenza (HPAI). Clinical Signs  Most commonly found clinical signs which are found in the birds affected by AI are coughing, sneezing, nasal and ocular discharge, rhinitis (sticky

By |2020-01-05T08:04:26+00:00January 5th, 2020|Short Articles|3 Comments

Poultry ! The Blessing of Almighty

Importance of poultry and poultry products: Poultry plays very important role for mankind through food supply, income and employment generation, providing raw materials to some industries, facilitating research works etc. The direct or indirect contribution of poultry industry is summarized below: a) As a source of food: 1)   Poultry meat and eggs are good source

By |2020-01-02T13:59:13+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Knowledge center, Short Articles|0 Comments