Sessions Tagged With 'small and backyard flocks'

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Raising guinea fowl

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

Guinea fowl are becoming popular for controlling ticks and other insects. If you are interested, or thinking about, raising guinea fowl, this is the webinar for you. Dr. Sam Nahashon from the University of Tennessee...

expired 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...

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 -...

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...

Avian influenza and backyard flocks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm EST

There have been several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the west coast migratory fowl fly way. This has resulted in the destruction of poultry flocks in Washington State and California. Dr. Joe Baker, DVM, the state veterinarian for Washington State, which has...

Health problems with the respiratory system of poultry

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

The avian respiratory system of birds is very different from that of mammals with a rigid lung, air sacs and extends into the bones (Pneumatic bones). This is the second in a poultry-related health series looking at health problems associated with the poultry respiratory system.

Health concerns with backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST

The summer of 2014 saw many cases of Salmonellosis traced back to backyard poultry flocks - see CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/live-poultry-05-14/index.html. Dr. Colin Basler of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be speaking about health concerns...

Quality of eggs from different production systems

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

When it comes to buying eggs for your family there are many different types to chose from - conventional, brown, white, green, free-range, cage-free, omega-3 enriched, pasture-raised. What are the differences between these eggs? Why do some cost more than others? Which type of...