A Guide to Poultry Parasites

A Guide to Poultry Parasites
By Alexis Griffee, Florida When we think of poultry, the first thing to come to mind is generally not parasites. However small, parasites can have a big impact on the health of your flock and the success of your poultry program. Chickens deal with a wide variety of parasites, both internally and externally. Just as there are numerous parasites, there are almost as many different options to treat or manage your flock to keep them safe and healthy. The key to any successful flock is a proper parasite management plan to protect your birds from both internal and external parasites. Natural Remedies Natural remedies for poultry parasites are a highly debated topic among poultry owners. While some swear by the efficiency of their natural preventative and cures, others disregard their claims. Most natural remedies work off of various feed additives. Common natural remedies for parasites are garlic, pumpkin seeds, kelp

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