Poultry Diseases and Resources

Poultry meat represents almost one-third of meat produced and consumed globally. In addition, egg production, on a weight basis, is almost 80% that of poultry meat production. Poultry meat and egg production have increased considerably worldwide since 1970. As the human population grows to an estimated 9 billion people in the next 40 years, poultry will likely serve as a high quality protein source. Chicken meat is relatively low priced and the chickens can be easily raised in backyard or intensive production systems. The diseases listed here are some of most important transboundary animal diseases that affect poultry. Some of these are zoonotic.

Poultry Diseases

Acariasis
Amblyomma hebraeum
Avian Influenza
Avian Mycoplasmosis
Baylisascariasis
Botulism
Campylobacteriosis
Chlamydiosis (Avian)
Dermatophytosis
Echinococcosis
Egg Drop Syndrome
Fowl Typhoid and Pullorum Disease
Hydropericardium Syndrome
Influenza
Israel Turkey Meningoencephalitis
Mange
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Newcastle Disease
Psittacosis
Ricin
Salmonella (Nontyphoidal)

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Turkeys

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Resources and Diseases by Species

Aquatic Animals Bovine
Canine Cervids
Equine Feline
Humans Non-Poultry Birds
Pocket Pets Poultry
Small Ruminants Swine