Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
February 2018 Vol. 7(2): pp. 028-033
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Impact of some common diseases on profitability of broiler farms

1Samer, S. Ibrahim and 2Ibrahim, A. Mostafa


1Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Wealth Development, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. 

2Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Wealth Development, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sadat City University, Egypt.

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Accepted 14 January, 2018



This study aimed to evaluate the effect of different diseases in broiler farms under Egyptian conditions on the profitability of production to determine the worst disease from the economic point of view. Data of 138 production cycles were randomly collected from different farms in different localities in Daqahlia governorate in north delta of Egypt of same housing systems. The data include disease, feed amount, costs of production, and returns of production, mortality and livability percentages, marketing age and weights from the records. The data were grouped into nine groups according to the disease spread, group 1 (respiratory disorders), group 2 (coccidiosis), group 3 (Newcastle), group 4 (mixed infection) or (respiratory and digestive disorders), group 5 (Gumboro), group 6 (IB = infectious bronchitis), group 7 (CRD = chronic respiratory disease), group 8 (ILT = infectious laryngiotrachiitis) and group 9 (salmonellosis). The data were summarized and calculated for each 100 birds then analyzed by statistical computer program (SPSS/PC, 16). The results of the study revealed that mixed infection (respiratory and digestive disorders) followed by IB are the worst diseases causing economic losses in broiler farms and has a significant effect on the profitability of broiler production causing highest mortality %, highest TC and lowest net returns. 

Keywords: broiler production farms, profitability, economic losses and broiler diseases.





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