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Parasite Management for Natural and Organic Poultry: Coccidiosis

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By Anne Fanatico

Published: 2006

Updated: 2006



12 pages


Both small and large poultry producers are interested in the sustainable management of the parasitic disease coccidiosis. 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.

Table of Contents

Life Cycle and Types of Coccidia
Transmission in the Environment
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Management for Control
Natural Treatments
Further Resources

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