Learning objectives:

  • Outline the main reasons why a field investigation may be requested, or may be necessary.
  • Explain how the “Shewhart Cycle” is applicable to poultry disease outbreaks.
  • Propose a strategy for how to carry out an outbreak investigation, and the main factors which need to be considered.
  • Describe the main steps in a chicken post-mortem procedure.
  • Evaluate the impact of multifactorial diseases on poultry outbreak investigations.
  • Suggest possible interventions (management, nutritional, antibiotic) which could be used to control poultry disease outbreaks.

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