Environmental Management and Disease Prevention

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Date: 
1999
Volume: 
11
Number: 
9
Tip Category: 
Bird heath
Cold weather management

The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is very appropriate when it comes to respiratory disease in poultry houses. It is generally accepted that if a grower maintains the proper house temperature and air quality the likelihood of problems with respiratory disease will be lowered. Even if a grower ends up with a respiratory disease challenge, the severity can be lessened through proper environmental management.