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May 1, 2008
Avian influenza (bird flu) is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It readily grows in most bird species, including those that are of commercial importance, such as chickens, turkeys and ducks. The major concern now is that a highly ...
Figure 1The World Health Organization has confirmed 382 human cases of H5N1 bird flu in 14 countries since 2003 (as of May 2008). Source: pandemicflu.gov Avian influenza, or bird flu, is an infectious respiratory disease that affects a variety ...
Sept. 1, 2001
Several species of plants poisonous to livestock are distributed throughout Missouri, and many of them are commonly found in native or improved pastures. This guide describes some of the more common species that are toxic to various livestock. For ...
Jan. 1, 1996
An adequate disease prevention program is essential to a profitable commercial poultry operation. Chronic diseases can reduce efficiency and increase costs. Although a disease prevention program may not show immediate returns on the investment, it ...
Oct. 1, 1993
Poultry owners should immediately begin an investigation if a disease is suspected in a flock. Obvious disease signs and symptoms can be identified on the farm, while others may require laboratory assistance for proper diagnosis.Missouri poultry ...
During periods of high temperatures and humidity, livestock losses can occur from hot weather stress.Hot weather stress is particularly hazardous to closely confined livestock (those in feedlots, sorting and holding pens, trucks and rail cars). High ...