Control of Poultry Parasites

By John Buttery, CEO Anivax™, Specimen kits and parasite testing for backyard chickens and horses

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Many species of parasites must spend a part of their developmental cycle outside the body of the host or they cannot continue to exist. In the case of poultry parasites, with few exceptions, the stage away from the bird is spent in the feces. Some of the protozoan parasites, however, spend this developmental stage in the blood stream, and these parasites are therefore not eliminated through any of the body openings of the host. Their escape from the body depends on their being removed by bloodsucking insects.

In their infective stages, parasites are introduced into susceptible hosts in a number of ways:




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