Technical report

Quarantine advice for small poultry flocks

15 Jun 2002
DOI

http://doi.org/10.4225/50/55ED18FDE807F
Description

An easily avoidable disaster that can befall poultry enthusiasts is the introduction of disease into their flock. It can be a huge cost both financially and emotionally, to build up a valuable breed or line of poultry, only to have them jeopardised by the introduction of a diseased bird into the group.

Quarantine is derived from the French word 'quarante' (forty) and originally described a period of isolation for 40 days. Traditionally, it was applied to ships in port, but it remains a very effective method of reducing the risk of disease entering a flock of poultry. The following suggestions are based on an article by Dr David Madill, a veterinarian specialising in avian medicine, and serve as a guideline for the introduction of new birds to your flock.

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http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/pests-diseases-and-weeds/animal-diseases/poultry/quarantine-advice-for-small-poultry-flocks
DOI: 
10.4225/50/55ED18FDE807F
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2002
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