Poultry can be affected by many types of disease, and a wide variety of pests (and behavioural problems) including those in the list below.

Diseases caused by Viruses

  • Avian Influenza
  • Avian Encephalomyelitis
  • Big Liver and Spleen Disease
  • Chicken Anaemia Virus Infection (or CAV)
  • Egg drop syndrome (or EDS)
  • Fowl Pox
  • Inclusion Body Hepatitis (or Fowl adenovirus type 8 )
  • Infectious Bronchitis
  • Infectious Bursal Disease (or Gumboro)
  • Infectious Laryngotracheitis
  • Leucosis
  • Lymphoid Leukosis
  • Lympoid Tumour Disease (Reticuloendotheliosis)
  • Marek’s Disease Virus or MDV
  • Newcastle Disease
  • Runting/stunting and malabsorption syndromes
  • Viral Arthritis (Tenosynovitis)

Diseases caused by Chlamydia

  • Chlamydiosis

Diseases caused by Mycoplasmas

  • Mycoplasmosis – MG (Mycoplasma gallisepticum; MG infection; Chronic Respiratory Disease)
  • Mycoplasmosis – MS (Mycoplasma synoviae; infectious synovitis)

Diseases caused by Bacteria

  • Botulism
  • Colibacillosis
  • Infectious Coryza
  • Fowl Cholera (or pasteurellosis)
  • Necrotic Enteritis
  • Paratyphoid
  • Pullorum
  • Spirochaetosis (Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis)
  • Tuberculosis (Avian Tuberculosis)

Diseases caused by Fungi

  • Aspergillosis
  • Favus
  • Moniliasis (Candidiasis; crop mycosis)

Diseases caused by Protozoa

  • Coccidiosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Histomoniasis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Trichomoniasis

Diseases caused by Internal Parasites

  • Round worms
  • Caecal worms
  • Capillary worms
  • Tape worms

Diseases caused by External Parasites

  • Several types of louse (insect; plural – lice)
  • Stickfast flea (insect)
  • Fowl tick
  • Several types of mite (acarid)

Diseases caused by Metabolic Disorders

  • Ascites (waterbelly)
  • Cage Layer Fatigue and Rickets
  • Fatty Liver Haemorrhagic Syndrome

Diseases caused by environmental factors

  • Cannibalism (or aggressive pecking)

Pests

  • Darkling Beetles

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