Coccidiosis Management for Natural and Organic Poultry

By Anne Fanatico, NCAT Agriculture Specialist. - Both small and large poultry producers are interested in the sustainable management of the parasitic disease coccidiosis.
calendar icon 2 July 2007
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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

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