Poultry Diseases, Their Causes, Prevention and Cure; General Course in Poultry Husbandry

Poultry Diseases, Their Causes, Prevention and Cure; General Course in Poultry Husbandry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...can be eliminated only by disposing of the infected stock. Treatment is impractical and of no value in the control of the disease. To eradicate the disease: 1, Replace the entire flock as soon as possible with healthy birds raised on uninfected ground. Kill and burn all birds showing symptoms of tuberculosis..Put dropping hoards in poultry houses and keep them clean. Get plenty of fresh air and light into the poultry house. Get rid of old fowls. Burn and bury deep all dead birds.. Plow up and sow down land when practical. T EA'I'MEN''.--No cure is known for the disease at present. Remove all sick birds. Disinfect the houses and everything used in connection with the poultry yards. If many birds are affected we advise selling the flock and buying from a flock which is known to be free from tuberculosis. Extreme care should be taken that the ground around the chicken house and the house itself are absolutely disinfected. Cultivation and a growing crop will aid materially in getting rid of the disease in the ground. As a precaution, bichloride of mercury can be used in the drinking water, in the proporton of one 7.2-grain tablet to each gallon of water. Use cement, earthen or wooden vessels as bichloride of mercury readily attacks metal. Prof. S. F. Edwards, in the Journal of the American Association of Instructors and Investigators of Poultry Husbandry, has this to say concerning the control of tuberculosis among fowls: "There is little or no satisfaction in attempting to treat individual cases, rand the use of drugs is a waste of time, patience and money. When once the disease gains a foothold in the flock, it is difficult to eradicate except by the adoption of drastic measures. The quickest and most effective...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990218
  • 9781236990211