Publication - Fowl Tuberculosis

Title in English
Fowl Tuberculosis
Publication ID
1105E
Published Year
1961
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Book
Cost
Free Publication
Language
English
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Available
Pages
1-10
Summary in English
Fowl tuberculosis is found mainly where the birds are raised on the same ground year after year. The tuberculosis germ (avian tubercle bacillus) may be brought to this ground by infected wild birds, such as crows, sparrows and pigeons. In addition, infected fowls brought from other premises, and sometimes tuberculous hogs, may introduce the disease to a flock of chickens.
Once the germ of avian tuberculosis becomes established on the poultry range or in the buildings housing the poultry, the disease is difficult to remove. This is because the germ is very resistant to ordinary atmospheric conditions and can stay alive for 12 months or longer in soil, farm manure and buildings. Freezing does not readily destroy it. On the other hand, the germ is destroyed by direct sunlight, provided it is not protected by soil, manure, dust, etc.
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