Poultry and Pigeon Biosecurity

​Information on poultry and pigeon diseases.

In this topic

  • Avian Influenza
    A highly contagious, generalised viral disease of birds, that can cause high mortalities in chickens. The clinical signs are very similar to Newcastle disease.
  • Avian Paramyxovirus in Pigeons
    As a response to the outbreak of avian paramyxovirus in show and racing pigeons in Victoria, Tasmania has imposed restrictions on the importation of pigeons in cages/boxes and pigeon eggs from, or back from, mainland Australian.
  • Biosecurity, Poultry and Pet Birds
    Some basic tips on protecting your birds from diseases carried by wild birds.
  • Botulism
    Although instances of botulism affecting humans are rare, it is a common disease in animals and birds.
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD)
    Information on Chronic respiratory disease (CRD).
  • Diagnosis of Poultry Diseases
    Poultry health hinges largely on breeding, environment, management and nutrition.
  • Marek's Disease
    A very common disease of chickens caused by a herpes virus.
  • Newcastle Disease
    A highly contagious viral disease of domestic and wild birds, that can cause high mortalities in poultry. The clinical signs are very similar to Avian Influenza.
  • Nutritional Issues for Laying Hens
    Tips on nutritional issues for laying hens.
  • Pigeon Rotavirus
    Information on mortalities in kept pigeons.


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