Poultry Health Topics

This section deals with diseases and syndromes that affect chickens and other poultry. Since there are few veterinarians that will treat or care for fowls of any type, it is important that the poultry manager become familiar with poultry medical topics. Frequently, as birds become ill, the only one available to diagnose and treat the illness is the poultry manager. A failure to diagnose serious problems in time can result in the loss of an entire flock.

The medical information presented here is not comprehensive, but covers the many common diseases that affect poultry. Also, we have made every effort to make sure that the information contained herein is correct, however, we are only human and errors can still creep in. Because of liability reasons we have to say that this information is not warranted in any way and users of this information must use it at their own risk. If you spot any errors in this section, please don't hesitate to report it by sending email to:

External Parasites
Bacterial and Viral Diseases
Syndromes and Other Diseases
Diagnostic Guide


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