Research Article

Assessment of disease management and biosecurity measures among poultry farmers in Adamawa State, Nigeria

John Abakura Hyelda1, Michael Amurtiya 2 , Mark Polycarp 2, Alfred Balthiya2

1Department of Animal Science and Range Management, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria

2Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria

Abstract. The study assessed disease management and biosecurity measures among poultry farmers in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study identified the prevalent poultry diseases and parasites in the study area, assessed disease management and biosecurity measures, and also identified the constraints limiting poultry production among the farmers. Multistage sampling technique was used to collect primary data from 113 poultry farmers using a structured questionnaire. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and a four-point Liker-scale. Findings of the study revealed that Salmonellosis, Coccidiosis, and Newcastle Disease were the most common diseases in the area. Similarly, regular change of litter, consistent washing of drinkers/feeders, and also cleaning of the surroundings of the poultry house were the common biosecurity measures among in the area. Foremost among these constraints affecting the farmers were; extreme weather conditions, high cost of feed and other inputs, and inadequate capital and/or credit. Key among the recommendations was the need for the employment of more agricultural extension agents in the area.

Keywords: poultry farmers, diseases management, biosecurity, Adamawa State

 

This Article

Received: 5 Sep 2020

Accepted: 29 Sep 2020

Published online: 31 Oct 2020

Accesses: 85

How to cite

Hyelda, J.A., Amurtiya, M., Polycarp, M., Balthiya, A., (2020). Assessment of disease management and biosecurity measures among poultry farmers in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 19(3), 85–92. DOI: 10.21005/asp.2020.19.3.11.