Coccidiosis Management for Natural and Organic PoultryMonday, July 02, 2007
By Anne Fanatico, NCAT Agriculture Specialist. - Both small and large poultry producers are interested in the sustainable management of the parasitic disease coccidiosis.
|As the size of outdoor flocks increases, more attention is needed for coccidiosis control.|
This publication provides information on its life cycle, transmission in free-range production, management in the brooder and on pasture, natural treatments, drugs, and vaccines.
On a small scale, coccidiosis can be handled without medication by careful management, especially during brooding, and adequate pasture rotation; however, on a larger scale, it is more difficult and vaccines are an important alternative to drugs in organic production.
References and further information follow the narrative.
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Published by ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service - 2006