Keeping birds healthy
Biosecurity is a set of measures taken to prevent or reduce disease. Make biosecurity a part of your daily routine to help protect your birds from viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.
Urban and backyard flocks owners can reduce the spread of diseases like avian influenza, salmonella or e. coli by implementing a simple biosecurity plan.
Birds can die for many reasons, so some death loss is to be expected. However, if frequency or numbers are increasing, then you may want to have the birds tested at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to discover the source of the problem.
Time: 2:36 | This video explains how and where to submit poultry specimens for diagnostic testing in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is Minnesota's only full-service lab for animal health diagnosis, is the official lab of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, and performs nearly 1.4 million procedures annually.
Raising poultry for meat or eggs