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Prophylactic Calendar for Poultry Birds

Asif Iqbal R. Singh
Vol 2(1), 208-212

Vaccination plays an important part in the health management of the poultry flock. There are numerous diseases that are prevented by vaccinating the birds against them. The purpose in using a vaccine to prevent a particular disease is to trigger or boost the bird’s immune system to produce antibodies that in turn fight the invading causal organisms. A natural invasion that actually causes the disease will have the same result - the bird produces antibodies that fight future invasion. Unfortunately the damage done to the bird suffering such a disease is usually too great and the bird either dies or becomes unthrifty and non-productive. A natural invasion caused infection will be uncontrolled and has the possibility of causing severe damage. Vaccination is a way of obtaining a controlled result with a minimum of harm to the birds. Vaccines are generally fragile products some of which are live but in a state of suspended animation, others are dead. All have a finite life that is governed by the way they are handled and used. Handling and administration procedures also influence the potency of many vaccines and consequently the level of immunity the bird develops.

Keywords : Vaccination schedule Poultry

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