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Litter quality and foot-pat dermatitis

Autumn is often a period when litter management becomes more delicate and an increase in the severity of pododermatitis is observed in poultry farms, also hock burns and tarsometatarsal lesions. The first factor associated with the appearance of pododermatitis is the humidity of the litter. Drier and softer the litter, less prone the birds are to pododermatitis and better their general well-being. Read more ...


Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis

Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis is a respiratory disease of poultry. It is a highly contagious disease caused by a herpesvirus. Signs of the disease are swollen eyes, lethargy and acute respiratory issues. Feed and water intake can be reduced, therefore reducing production. It may also present with increased mortality. Find out more about control and dealing with Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis here


Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza, otherwise known as Bird Flu, is a highly contagious viral disease that affects birds. This disease poses a constant threat to the Irish Poultry industry. The threat is due to the migratory birds which pass over and settle in Ireland.

The virus can be spread from wild birds to poultry, directly or indirectly, i.e. via the environment. It is vital that ALL bird keepers remain vigilant to this threat and have strict biosecurity measures. Find out more here 

Disease Webinars


Cocci – Prevention is better than Cure

Host Rebecca Tierney, Teagasc Poultry Advisor is joined by Ellie Radford, Huvepharma & Callum Turner, St David’s Poultry Team on this Let's Talk Poultry webinar which took place on Wednesday, 28 July to discuss Cocci – Prevention is better than Cure, followed by a questions & answers session.

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Mitigating Bird Flu

Webinar hosts, Rebecca Tierney, Teagasc and Niall Brennan Poultry Co-ordinator with Alltech Ireland, facilitated this webinar with presentations from: James Greaves - Broiler and Broiler Breeder Consultant and Joe O’Flaherty - Veterinary Public Health, Pig and Poultry Health, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine (DAFM)

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Understanding Foot Pad Dermatitis 

Host Rebecca Tierney, Teagasc Poultry Advisor is joined by Conor Sheehy, St David’s Poultry Team on a Let's Talk Poultry webinar which took place on Wednesday, 11th August 2021 to discuss understanding Foot Pad Dermatitis, followed by a questions & answers session.

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