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Overview of chicken anatomy

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

There is a lot of interest in the general anatomy of chickens. This webinar will give this overview concentrating primarily on the reproductive and digestive systems but will also cover skeletal, muscular, excretory and respiratory systems. Dr. Jacquie Jacob from the...

Composting Avian Influenza Mortalities

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT

Join webinar featured speaker Prof. Mark Hutchinson and moderator Dr. Susan Kerr to learn about the issues associated with avian influenza-related poultry carcass disposal. Mark Hutchinson is an Extension Professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. He has ...

Meat quality issues with small and backyard poultry flocks

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

With many of the fast-growing strains of meat chickens, meat quality has become an issue. This includes green muscle, woody muscle, and white striping. These conditions appear to be related to wing flapping, a situation that can occur when flocks are scared while free-ranged.

Preparing poultry for show

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Brigid McCrea

In order to do well in a poultry show it is important that your birds presented in such a way as to highlight their good features. This webinar will discuss how to prepare your birds for show. The presenter will be Dr. Brigid McCrea from Delaware State University. Dr. McCrea...

Update on HPAI Mixed Origin Virus

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT

Dr. David Schmitt, Iowa State Veterinarian and Dr. Beth Thompson, Minnesota State Board of Animal Health provided an update on the HPAI mixed origin virus that had a significant impact on the poultry industry in many states in 2015.Dr. Nathaniel Tablante, University of...

Alternatives to antibiotics in poultry production

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

Poultry producers are frequently looking for treatment options aside from antibiotics. This presentation by Dr. Irene Hanning-Jarquin will provide an overview of herbs, spices and plant extracts as alternatives to antibiotics. Dr. Hanning-Jarquin -...

Getting prepared for pullets for a 4-H egg enterprise

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Richard Brzozowski

The purpose of the webinar is to equip youth with knowledge on how to prepare for started pullets for an egg enterprise. The webinar will discuss: The production cycle of a hen. Why started pullets? Preparing your coop, bedding, nest boxes, perches, feed...

Enhancing Biosecurity at Fairs and Shows

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Scott Cotton, Curt Emanuel

Learn what you can do to protect your animals at fairs and shows.Scott Cotton and Curt Emanuel will lead this seminar. Moderator is Dr. Susan Kerr of Washington State University.Scott is an Extension ANR Area Educator with the University of Wyoming and Curt is Boone County...

Getting started with poultry production

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Getting started with poultry producionDarrin Karcher, Poultry Extension Specialist, MSU Dept of Animal Science Monday, April 20, 2015, 7-9pm Small...

Neurological diseases of poultry and immunity/vaccination

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by David Frame

The final webinar in this health-related series will focus on the avian immune system and vaccination programs for poultry flocks. As the last in a four part health-related webinar series, Dr. Frame will also discuss things to do to minimize health challenges.

Managing egg laying flocks

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Michael Darre

The last in the five-part egg production webinar series gives an overview of the management of small, commercial, egg laying flocks. Topics to be covered including lighting, ventilation, getting the hens to the nest, culling and general care of pullets and hens. The discussion...

Health problems with the poultry skeletal system

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by David Frame

The third webinar in the health series will look at the skeletal system and different health issues that can develop.

What's New With Bird Flu?

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Nathaniel Tablante

Avian influenza is a disease of wild birds and domestic poultry caused by many different subtypes of Type A influenza virus. The natural reservoir for Type A influenza viruses is wild water birds such as ducks and geese. New influenza A subtypes are continually emerging in...

Health concerns for egg layers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Michael Darre

The key to a productive, happy flock is good health. Dr. Michael Darre from the University of Connecticut will be discussing some of the health concerns with egg production hens. Dr. Darre is the Extension Poultry Specialist for Connecticut, and New England. As such he is...

Biosecurity in backyard flocks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm EST - Presented by Gregory Martin

With the currrent outbreaks of avian influenza on the west coast (Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada and Idaho) it is more important than ever before to follow proper biosecurity protocols to protect your flock. Dr. Greg Martin from Penn State will be discussion...