Poultry is a collective term used to describe domesticated birds such as chicken, ducks, geese, turkeys and others. These are mainly used by humans for production and exhibition purposes but some also make excellent pets.
Like all birds, poultry are, too, susceptible to disease. Disease is very common among poultry, especially those used in the farming industry. While it may be impossible or impractical to check individuals for symptoms of disease in a flock of thousands, the effect of disease on a flock can be detrimental to production. Additionally, and most importantly, disease may be an indicator of overall poor welfare...
Did you know that the pet population estimates that 13 million (46% of) UK households have pets. The pet population stands at around 65 million – including fish. This brings the importance of animals into sharp focus, and also the possibilities of animal care as a potential career.
Latest figures for the UK Top Ten Pets are:
One way to compensate for the inadequacies of the captive environment and to improve animal welfare is by