Animal Health - With livestock hearing and smell are...

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ANIMAL HEALTH Backyard animals will not get sick as quickly – birds make bad sentinels What is normal chicken behavior? Noisy – very loud Scared – will run away when approached Fecal matter should be solid ** Temperature is a bad indicator of disease   high metabolism makes it variable Timeline indicator = tracheal swabs – cloacal swab              (to check if disease has spread to the rest of the body)
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Unformatted text preview: With livestock hearing and smell are important! MUST RECOGNIZE…normal is just as important as abnormal ** No vesicular diseases are bacterial in nature = ALL VIRUSES • Are there vesicles? • Hemorrhagic? • Time of the year (insects and other vectors) • Also look at production levels, flock size BIOSECURITY = plays a huge role in bird operations...
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