THE UNWANTED CREATURES IN POULTRY HOUSES- A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC4142 | Page : 157-168
Citation :- THE UNWANTED CREATURES IN POULTRY HOUSES- A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2007.(28):157-168
O. Nwokoro Smart 1, A. Orheruata Michael and M. Adeyemi Bamgbose2
Address : Dept. of Animal Science, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Abstract

The environmental factor in the sustainability of poultry production cannot be questionable. But the impact of creatures found in and around poultry houses especially the open sided type found in the tropical and some parts of subtropics is alarming in recent times. This paper examined some of this unwanted creatures whose presence has been established over the years. These among others include those in the broad groups such as aves, reptiles, ants, beetles, weevils and bugs. Others are flies, rodents, cockroaches and endoparasites. The pathological effective roles associated with most of them in the poultry houses are highly varied and characteristically permanent. The description of the organisms, activities, in addition to environmentally and economically justified preventive and control measures were also discussed.

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