Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 9 - 2020
Prevalence of Various Poultry Diseases in Different Seasons in District Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Mathan1, Adnan Jabbar2, Rahana Shahnawaz3, Adnan Yousaf2*, Farooq Ahmad4, Faiza Habib5, Mehar Ul Nissa Rais6, Adeela Sharif2, Rabia Khalil2 and Giran Naz Jagirani7
1Collage of Animal Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, China
2Salman Poultry (Pvt) Limited, Pakistan
3Department of Veterinary Pharmacology, Sindh Agriculture University, Pakistan
4Institue of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
5Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Quetta, Pakistan
6Department of Agriculture Economics, Sindh Agriculture University, Pakistan
7Bahria University Medical and Dental Collage Karachi, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Adnan Yousaf, Salman Poultry (Pvt) Limited, Pakistan.
Received: June 18, 2020; Published: August 18, 2020


Pakistan Poultry is facing multi challenges in the field of health and biosecurity. So, the study was conducted to find out the disease prevalence in poultry in district Rawalpindi. The current study was limited in the district. Diseases were diagnosis in poultry clinical signs in birds, overall health history, post-mortem examination, lab sample, and culture. The overall prevalence of Newcastle disease (ND) was found as the maximum (7.90%) in the broiler, followed by Fowl typhoid (6.63%), Mycoplasma (5.73%), Escherichia coli infection (5.57%), Coccidiosis (4.64%), Mycotoxicosis (4.61%), Infectious Bursal Disease (2.89%), Infectious coryza (2.55%), Hydropericardium syndrome (1.72%) and Infectious bronchitis (1.64%). It is documented that from April to June it looked to be relatively safer for the broilers as the low occurrence of infection was recorded. In the layers, occurrence of Newcastle disease was remain the maximum (7.97%), followed by Fowl typhoid (6.02%), Mycotoxicosis (5.57%), Coccidiosis (4.80%), IBD (3.22%), Mycoplasmosis (3.05%), Infectious coryza (2.57%), Fowl cholera (1.57%), IB (0.95%), E. coli infection (0.78%), and HPS (0.51%). It is documented that for layers birds, from January to March looked to be safer. The assumption, varied diseases are widespread in both layers and broilers. Thus, scheduled vaccination, brooding management, preventive measures, and biosecurity are highly recommended.

Keywords: Bacterial Infections; Poultry Diseases; Viral Infections; Rawalpindi


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