Intestinal Health

Heavy, unmitigated parasitism can negatively affect weight and flock uniformity, and producers that fail to control parasites in their flocks will suffer production drops and sacrifice profit potential. Poor flock uniformity especially affects layer and breeder operations since layers that do not reach weight targets often do not achieve persistent egg production. Furthermore parasites can predispose birds to other important pathogens like Clostridium, or they serve as vectors for blackhead disease by transporting Histomonas eggs into the bird.

image of Histomonas meleagridis - blackhead
Histomonas meleagridis – blackhead
Photo courtesy of Anders Permin DVM, PhD

Treatment Facts

The objective to deworming is to eliminate the worms from the hens thus reducing production losses and to prevent contamination of the environment. Programmes for deworming of poultry are adjusted to the age and/or the reproduction cycle of the poultry. The standard procedure is treatment of hens before the commencement of laying, followed by a move to clean, stable housing. Treatment during laying period should be done upon diagnosis of parasites in the flock . Broilers raised on deep litter systems may also be infested with worms and can benefit from deworming if the infestation diagnosed on the farm.

image of Poultry showing signs of Histomoniosis
Poultry showing signs of Histomoniosis
Photo courtesy of Anders Permin DVM, PhD

Panacur® AquaSol delivers uniform dosing across the entire flock, leaving no bird untreated and keeping your flock’s intestinal health in top shape.


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