University of Kentucky—College of Agriculture
$80118 THOMAS P. COOPER, Dean and Director
-.000-·i*<> cnmar No. 265 May, was
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l’DUi'uU Published in connection with the agricultural extension work carried
_ on by cooperation of the College of Agriculture, University ot? Kentucky,
l,`l34.TT with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and distributed in furtherance
of the work provided for in the Act of Congress of May S, 1914.
. Poultry Parasites and Sanitation
Q.; By F. E. Hut:.
  Cnlcks are not infested with parasites at hatching time.
:52 Chicks may be kept free from parasites by preventing contact
  wlth the parasites, parasite eggs, or intermediate hosts.
wry; Intermediate hosts are not dangerous unless they have had
’_H1_gg access to droppings from parasitized birds.
Parasitlzed chickens are damaged chickens and usually fall
yi]42.24 to recover completely following treatment.
_2g_t_;;; Prevention by proper management is the best defense against
,253.15 parasites.
gum The common parasites of poultry are roundworms, tapeworms,
610-62 , UCB and mites. These cause a continuous loss to the IJOultI‘Y il1dl1S-
YSOTSZ U`Y· The greatest loss occurs among young birds. Adult fowls and
60312 A contaminated houses and grounds furnish a constant source of infesta-
iS30Sl tion for the young chickens. The presence of parasites is an indica-
YGGWI . tion of poor sanitation and poor management. Poor health, unthrift—
@903 m€SS» and lmproductivcness are often directly traceable to the pres-
`SOHG @109 of parasites. Methods of prevention that are elfective against
`5gG 67 tht? COHIIHOI1 parasites of poultry are effective against other D8»I`?lSit€$
BGGAGQ ‘ Ot poultry and aid in the control of a majority of the diseases of
rpglgg D011ltI‘y.
` ` ` l Roundworms. The common roundworm is yellowish-white in color
No MI and from one to four inches long. It is found in the intestines of the
'GGSU fowl. The mature female worm produces a large Iillinbef of GSES
winch pass out of the chicken with the droppings. Droppings fre-
_’J_ WGHUY sel: into the feed and water containers or become mixed with
53130 feed that is picked up from the floor or the ground. In this Way round-
worm eggs get into the intestines of other {owls. These eggs hatch