Old Bird Planner

This Calculator is an aid to planning your Old Bird Season and Pairing up.

This gives suggestions for feather mite control, paramyxo and paratyphoid vaccinations, canker treatments and laboratory checks to guide and streamline the treatment options.

The small dash like object, bottom right of the entry field will give you a calendar if you click on it. It changes to a blue colour on my computer when you put the mouse over it.

Pre Paring Full Lab check includes – coccidial oocysts, worm egg screen, canker, yeast, faecal E.coli and sensitivity as applicable.

Racing Lab check includes – coccidial oocysts, worm egg screen, canker, yeast only.

I would always treat for canker with DAC Ronidazole for 5 days when sitting on eggs.

All other preventive medications would depend on the lab results.

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About David Parsons 19 Articles
David Parsons began his veterinary career in mixed practice which triggered his 39-year passion for poultry. Following positions as a veterinary research officer in the Poultry Department at the government’s Central Veterinary Laboratory and then as a poultry company veterinarian, he set up his own poultry veterinary practice in the southwest of England in 1985. He obtained his MSc in Applied Immunology in 1981, Certificate in Poultry Medicine and Production in 1989 and a Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust to study the“Status of diseases specific to poultry and their control in Europe” in 1991.

He has been an Honorary External Lecturer at the University of Bristol Veterinary School on poultry medicine and production since 1999,a lecturer on the Institute of Animal Health’s poultry disease course since 2000 and is a regular monthly contributor of veterinary articles for backyard poultry keepers in the Practical Poultry magazine.