Coccidiosis Management for Natural and Organic Poultry

by 5m Editor
2 July 2007, at 12:00am

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