Saturday, June 20, 2009

Think solemnly about Infectious Bronchitis

This coming monday, I will have to do a presentation about Infectious Bronchitis.
Well, presentation is not a new thing for me. But I must say, this Infectious Bronchitis thing that makes me worry. Worry so much.

Infectious Bronchitis (IB) is a disease that cause respiratory and reproductive problems in chickens. It is a difficult and complicated disease. IB has sooo many strains, and not all of the strains are cross protection to each other. My hands are shaky everytime I think about all the question that would come up during the presentation..

Wish me luck :p

Thursday, June 18, 2009

bigger responsibilities makes me nervous

have anybody ever feel this kind of feelings?
Sometimes I think that I am too young, too small, to have bigger responsibilities. I know it's not good, but that's how I feel right now.
What if I can't bring any good result in this responsibilities?
Sooo many "what if" now hanging in my brain.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Can't go back to sleep-natural alarm

something is wrong
usually my eyes will open around 5 am, but lately it opens 30 minutes earlier.
and wont close anymore...aaaaarggggh

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

In the middle of Crossroad

Por toi, mon ami
Je me suis perdue...
pouvez-vou m'aider, s'il vouz plait?


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Broiler case today

I was in a commercial broiler chicken farm today.
Those 19 days chickens are suffering respiratory disturbance and leg weakness.
It is not normal to have a respiratory noise in that age.
The farmer will always think that is a form of an microorganism infection.
My suggestion : Before you are suspicious on a disease infection, make sure that your farm management is under good control.

What is happening in this farm :
This farm has a high level of ammonia smell inside the chicken house --> it explains where they gets the respiratory disturbance. Leg weakness is from the ammonia burn from the bedding or litter..

So what makes this ammonia ?
This ammonia is coming from the NH3 of the chicken droppings, the more chicken have watery droppings in the bedding material, it will form Ammonia.

So what makes this watery droppings?
I checked the temperature (HOT), the relative humidity (DRY), and chicken feed (Yes, they switched the feed raw material for a day yesterday). That explains all. Hot temp and dry humidity will makes the chickens open their beak (panting), they will drink more. The feed change will disturb their digestive system balance.

Okay, one case solved today.