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Poultry ‘04: Reference of Health and Management of US Gamefowl Breeder Flocks

by 5m Editor
3 October 2005, at 12:00am

By The National Animal Health Monitoring System - This article is Part II of NAHMS's most recent study of the U.S. poultry industry.

Poultry ‘04: Reference of Health and Management of US Gamefowl Breeder Flocks - By the The National Animal Health Monitoring System - This article is Part II of NAHMS's most recent study of the U.S. poultry industry.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Terms Used In This Report
  • Section I: Population Estimates
    1. General Management
      1. Bird numbers and types
      2. Distances
      3. Housing
      4. Animal contact
    2. Health and Health Care
      1. Veterinary services
      2. Medication
      3. Vaccinations
      4. Bird health
      5. Health resources
    3. Biosecurity
      1. Dedicated footwear and clothing
      2. Hand washing
      3. Visitors
      4. Ponds and bird feeders
    4. Bird Movement
      1. Bird introductions
      2. Sales
      3. Contact with other premises with birds
      4. Bird transportation
    5. Carcass and Litter Disposal
      1. Dead birds
      2. Litter
    6. Producer Characteristics
      1. Reason for having birds
      2. Duration of bird ownership
      3. Employment in commercial poultry industry
      4. UGBA affiliates
  • Section II: Methodology
    1. Needs Assessment
    2. Sampling and Estimation
      1. Mailing list
      2. Population inferences
    3. Data Collection
    4. Data Analysis
      1. Validation and estimation
      2. Response rate
  • Appendix I: Sample Profile
    1. Number of respondents, by region:
    2. Number of respondents, by flock size
  • Appendix II: U.S. Poultry Statistics - 2004
  • Appendix III: Poultry ‘04 Study Objectives and Related Outputs

Introduction

The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is a nonregulatory division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to help meet the Nation’s animal-health information needs.

Layers ’99 was NAHMS’ first national study on poultry baseline health and management. Layers ’99 estimated the prevalence and associated risk factors of Salmonella enterica Enteritidis in U.S. layer flocks.

Poultry ’04 is NAHMS’ second study of the U.S. poultry industry. For Poultry ’04, NAHMS conducted an extensive assessment to determine the information needs of the poultry industry, researchers, and Federal and State governments.

This needs assessment indicated a lack of information regarding bird health, bird movement, and biosecurity practices of nontraditional poultry industries, such as backyard flocks, gamefowl, and live poultry markets.

Part I: Reference of Health and Management of Backyard/Small Production Flocks in the United States, 2004, was the first in a series of reports containing national information from the Poultry ’04 study. A questionnaire was administered to noncommercial (backyard) flocks in 18 major poultry producing States.

Part II: Reference of Health and Management of Gamefowl Breeder Flocks in the United States, 2004, is the second report from the Poultry ‘04 study. A questionnaire was mailed to members of United Gamefowl Breeder Association (UGBA) State affiliates and to members of State associations not affiliated with UGBA.

The methods used and the number of respondents in the study can be found at the end of this report.

Further information on NAHMS studies and reports is available online at:
www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ceah/ncahs

Further Information

To read the full report, please click here (84 page PDF)

Source: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - June 2004