Fly Menace at Poultry Farms and Challenged Food Safety

Published on: 07/09/2016
Author/s : Ayurvet

Introduction Food safety refers to “a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards.” Food safety has always been of prime concern among the food manufacturing world. Foodborne diseases might just be yet another asp...

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July 9, 2016
This is nice to know. But how is Keetguard applied? In feed or water for the birds? Or is it for surface fly repelling?
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Chandrasekaran Duraiswamy Chandrasekaran Duraiswamy
Animal Nutritionist
August 6, 2016
In fly control repelling is not the best option as flies are said to travel even 20km in search of organic waste, moist poultry droppings is one of the best breeding ground for flies, when we repel them they will not go to the place of origin but to nearby dwellings causing huge social problems, the flies should be attracted and killed, the larva should be tackled. In my opinion management of water pressure and nipple leakage will solve 90% of the problem
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Prof Irvin Mpofu Prof Irvin Mpofu
Animal Nutritionist
August 8, 2016
Produce maggots out of them flies. Maggots can be harvested within 9 days and dried for incorporation into animal feed as a protein source.
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