The Diseases and enemies of poultry

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Sivu 199 - The Sparrow Hawk is almost exclusively insectivorous except when insect food is difficult to obtain. In localities where grasshoppers and crickets are abundant these hawks congregate, often in moderate-sized flocks, and gorge themselves continuously. Rarely do they touch any other form of food until, either by the advancing season or other natural causes, the grasshopper crop is so lessened that their hunger can not be appeased without undue exertion. Then other kinds of insects and other forms of...
Sivu 656 - The migrations are greatest during the latter part of October and the first part of November...
Sivu 518 - Dr. DE Salmon, Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC...
Sivu 336 - An' fitted in a proper neck — 'twuz berry long an' taprin'; He tuk some tin, an' twisted him a thimble fur to ring it: An' den de mighty question riz: how wuz he gwine to string it? De 'possum had as fine a tail as dis dat I's a-singin' ; De ha'r's so long an
Sivu 291 - When this became known and it was learned that great numbers of these feathered benefactors were being de•The diseases and insects affecting fruit trees and plants, with remedies for their destruction, by Gerald McCarthy.
Sivu 302 - Pre-eminently an insect eater; he destroys more beetles, grasshoppers and the like than all our other mammals together, and in addition to these devours vast numbers of mice." From numerous reports received at the Department of Agriculture from farmers, poulterers and sportsmen in Pennsylvania it is quite evident that the odoriferous Skunk is not regarded with much favor; in fact...
Sivu 192 - Grakles, and Red-winged Blackbirds, congregate in large flights, he is often observed hovering in their rear, or on their flanks, picking up the weak, the wounded or stragglers ; and frequently making a sudden and fatal sweep into the very midst of their multitudes. The flocks of robins and pigeons are honored with the same attentions from this marauder ; whose daily excursions are entirely regulated by the movements of the great body, on whose unfortunate members he fattens.
Sivu 512 - ... standpoint. As the intestines are stated to be frequently the seat of the specific lesions of tuberculosis In fowls, It Is of the greatest importance that a thorough examination be made before a positive diagnosis is pronounced. There are already several statements concerning the presence of tuberculosis in fowls in which the data given are not sufficient to differentiate the disease from the one here described. A somewhat...
Sivu 205 - Market, in Norfolk, while within the present century the Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire, and some parts of Scotland have been similarly infested. In all these cases owls are mentioned as thronging to the spot and rendering the greatest service in extirpating the pests.
Sivu 509 - The intestinal catarrh shows itself, especially in chickens and geese, as follows: The sick animals become emaciated, although the appetite is not especially disturbed. At times the appetite is even increased. The droppings are thin, contain considerable yellow slime, and are passed in small quantities, but at short Intervals. The poultry raiser must direct his attention to these thin, slimy, and often bloody droppings, for if any treatment against the tapeworms is to be undertaken this must be done...

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