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How To Prevent Vaccine Failure

How To Prevent Vaccine Failure

Vaccines failure is said to occur when all the diseases (Gomboro, Coccidiosis, and NCD) we are trying to prevent still occur.

These diseases are best prevented that cured. Vaccine failure occurs due to the following:

 

A. Use of chemical water to administer vaccine — never use chlorine treated water. Use just ordinary natural plain and clean water from well, rainfall or stream.

 

B. Ignorance — Some farmers never see the need to carry out any vaccination. Some substitute vaccination with drugs. Drugs can never substitute vaccine.

Some even think, new birds in a new farm need not be vaccinated.

Some farmers thought that vaccines and its administration are so expensive. Not so, in fact, vaccine is cheaper than drugs.

1000 doses of vaccine is about N500.00 (Five Hundred Naira). Now imagine how foolish it would be to lose your investment because of peanut.

 

C. Poor handling — right from the point of production, vaccines are expected to be kept cold. Many handlers break this cold chain. This is one of the reasons why we encourage repetition of vaccine.

Buy your vaccine from centres where they use generator to support the sales. Go with portable cooler; put it with some ice block.

At home, if not administered same day, store in freezer.

 

D. Dead vaccine — When next you go and buy your vaccine, look at the tablet in the bottle. If it has turned powdery, don’t buy it. Or if it half broken, or if has become yellowish in color, don’t buy it.

The vaccine is dead. It will not work. If you use it, you are bound to have vaccine failure.

It is better to go a long distance to a trusted centre to buy it with your portable cooler.

 

E. Use local vaccine as much as possible. Use vaccine produced in Nigeria by VOM if you are in Nigeria. Local vaccines are developed to meet local strain. Where it is not available, you can go for foreign. But first ask for local ones.

 

F. Using wrong quantity of water can result to vaccine failure. Some farmers are only guided that 1000 doses must go for 10 litres of watering 500 doses for 5 litres of water and so on.

You must consider the required water intake of your bird at their age.

 

Now if you use 10 litres for 1000 doses for your 1000 birds at 4 weeks old, How can you be sure that all of them will access the water? Use water as required by your birds during vaccination.

 

SPECIAL CASES — What if you are in a a situation where you have 500 birds and the only vaccine available is 200 doses?

Buy three of such doses i.e 200 x 3 = 600 doses. Now determine the required water per dosage. Maybe you desire to use 3 litres per 100 doses (as required by your birds) 3Litres x 3 = 9Litres.

It then means you have used:

3 litres to 200 doses = 200 birds

3 litres for another 200 doses = 200 birds

 

Now you cant use the next 3 Litres, because your birds are not up to 600. Therefore, you share the water into 2 = 1 1/2 Litres (or 1.5 Litres).

All the water used will now be equal to 7.5 Litres.

The other 1.5 Litres will be discarded. Let this be your guide.

 

* Number of drinkers must be adequate and evenly distributed.

* Once vaccine is constituted, it must be used immediately.

* Some farmers constitute vaccines and each farmer comes for his/her share. That is wrong.

* Left over vaccine must be properly buried.

 

Culled from FARMING ADVICE DIGEST

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External Parasites In Poultry

External Parasites In Poultry

Mites, such as Red Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) and Northern Foul Mite (Ornithonyssus sylvarium), are a cause of the increasing problems in free-range and caged laying hens.

 

It is particularly severe in the summer months when the weather is warm and mites are able to multiply quickly. Even light infestations can irritate the birds, leading to poor performance and reduced feed intake.

 

In more severe cases, infestations can lead to some or all of the following:

Mites irritate the birds and can make the flock unsettled and nervous.

 

The incidence of peritonitis may increase and there may be increased vent pecking.

Feed intake may be depressed. Heavy mite infestations can depress egg production up to 5%.

 

Heavy infestations of Red Mites will make birds anemic due to loss of blood. Birds will be evident in the flock with pale combs and, if severely affected, mortality may increase.

 

Brown eggs may appear pale. There may be a loss of yolk color and—with heavy infestations of Red Mites—there will be evidence of mites and mite feces on eggs and egg belts, which may lead to downgrading of speckled eggs.

 

Where there are heavy mite infestations, egg collectors may experience skin irritation.

 

Breaking the cycle of re-infection when the house is empty is the most effective approach. Treat the houses effectively at site depletion with an approved product, properly applied, to reach into all crevices on equipment, slats and nest boxes.

 

Use a fan nozzle to produce a flat spray. Do not mix pesticides with disinfectants unless recommended by the manufacturer.

 

Monitor the house and birds during the life of the flock to allow prompt treatment even if only light infestations are identified.

 

Programs for treatment to break the Northern Fowl Mite lifecycle (5 to 7 days) should be done 3 times per day on day 0, 5 and 10.

 

To control Red Mites, complete fumigation of the house between flocks with an appropriate pesticide is crucial for breaking the mite life cycle.

 

Culled from Farming Advice Digest.

 

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10 Very Useful Facts You May Not Know About Feed Enzymes

10 Very Useful Facts You May Not Know About Feed Enzymes

 

By

Dr Joseph Deji-Folutile 

 

1. The majority of feed enzyme production originates by using both bacterial and fungal microorganisms produced either from submerged fermentation (SmF) or solid-state fermentation (SSF) processes.

 

2. Enzymes play a key role in the animal’s digestive process.

 

3. Although digestive enzymes are produced by the animal itself — or by naturally occurring microbial organisms in the animal’s digestive system — producers have also used exogenous feed enzymes for nutrient utilization and improved performance in animal feed for many years.

 

4. Performance and profitability are often the primary reasons for utilizing feed enzymes

5. In using enzymes in feed, the direct result of enhanced feed digestion is the increased availability of nutrients like phosphorous, carbohydrates and amino acids and, therefore, an increase in available energy as well.

 

6. Feed enzymes also allow for the use of a broader range of feedstuffs that can offer flexibility in the formulation of the diet by using non-conventional sources or alternative raw materials.

 

7. The utilization of exogenous enzymes to make the feed more digestible increases the nutritional value of the non-conventional feed sources for the animal.

 

8. The global market for feed enzymes is estimated to be more than US$1 billion and is expected to grow by another 8% over the next five years.

 

9. Phytase currently holds the largest market share for feed enzymes.

 

10. The poultry industry has been the largest user of feed enzymes, followed by the swine and aquaculture industries.

 

Please share this with as many farmers as possible 

 

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Founder, WORLD FARMERS CENTRE 

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Critical Factors Responsible For Small Eggs In A Layer Production PART 2

Critical Factors Responsible For Small Eggs In A Layer Production PART 2

By

Dr Joseph Deji-Folutile

 

Introduction 

Egg production can be fun and highly rewarding when things keep going according to plans. But certain happenings can cause worries and frustrations. One of such is when your birds are laying tiny or small Eggs when they should be laying proper sized ones. You are spending money on feeding everyday. THIS MEANS YOU ARE LOSING MONEY EVERYDAY FEEDING UNPRODUCTIVE HENS.

In Part 2 of this important article, I will share three more critical factors responsible for small Eggs in a layer production farm.

 

1. Breed and Strain

The breed and strain of the birds you have can be the reason why you have small eggs. This may not be a problem if that is what you want when you were procuring the day old chicks. But if not, you should do due diligence to ask breeders proper questions before buying their DOC. This is very important and you should never be too busy to clarify this!

 

2. Early Age At Sex Maturity

This is very common especially with some ignorant and hasty farmers who always feed their pullets with broiler starter feeds in order to quicken their growth. But why the hurry when things can ultimately backfire? Please always remember that if you force a butterfly out of its cocoon in order to make it fly, you will truncate the destiny of the butterfly. Do things right. Feed the right feed and let your birds mature gracefully and lay good eggs for you ultimately.

 

3. Low Body Weight Of The Flock

If you are familiar with poultry and general livestock farming, you will note that IT IS ABOUT WEIGHT, NOT ABOUT AGE. When your birds have low body weight, no matter how old they are, the egg laying ability and capacity will be very low. And small Eggs can be one of the consequences.

 

Conclusion

Are your birds affected by the factors above? Get them corrected as soon as possible. Link up with your Nutritionist or expert. ALWAYS BE AGGRESSIVE IN SOLVING YOUR FARM PROBLEMS. Please know that the more you waste time in doing this, the more you are wasting money!

Watch out for the Part 3 of this very important article.

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Critical Factors Responsible For Small Eggs In a Layer Production PART 1

Critical Factors Responsible For Small Eggs In a Layer Production PART 1

Dr Joseph Deji-Folutile 

Introduction

As a poultry farmer in layers production, you cannot afford to be producing small or tiny eggs while you are spending huge resources on feeding and many other expenses.

There are many factors that can cause small or tiny eggs in your layers farm. I will discuss three of them in this episode or Part One.

 

1. Inadequate Water Intake.

Most times, water is the forgotten ingredient even though it is the most important for the poultry birds. Water is needed twice than the feed. Inadequate water intake by your birds can spell doom for your poultry enterprise. Watch out!

 

2. Inadequate Energy Intake

As you know that one of bulk requirements for your laying birds is energy giving ingredients. You should ensure adequate energy intake regularly by working closely with your nutrition expert. Energy intake can be adjusted from time to time based on the weather, so working closely with your experts is wisdom.

 

3. Inadequate Protein intake

Protein intake is a must in adequate quantity and quality. The bulk of your precious money is spent to provide the required protein for your laying birds. Never joke with protein intake for your birds. If you're buying complete feed, always be curious about the protein in your feed. If you're making your feed, give extra attention to use Quality protein ingredients.

 

Watch out for Part 2 of this very important article for your success in Layer Production business. (IT IS A FOUR PART SERIES)

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Dr Joseph Deji-Folutile Publisher, Farming Advice Digest FAD 📕 Founder, WORLD 🗺 FARMERS CENTRE

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