Alan Pearson

Think Five – Part 2

Game bird vet Alan Pearson has the second part of his discussions on bird welfare, outlining the importance of knowledge and training. If you missed out on Part 1, why not read up and join us back here?  I make no apologies

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Stress relievers

Every keeper has had more than his fair share of stress, says vet Alan Pearson, but have you considered using the experience to help rear better birds? We’ve all experienced stress – wild bird keepers especially will know well that

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Lest we forget

Alan Pearson finds the history of the pheasant in the British Isles might go further back than you think – and how it came to such prominence as sporting quarry. Shooting is a subject that we don’t always consider, we

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Salmonella in ducks

Expert vet Alan Pearson examines how to minimise the risk of Salmonella when it comes to duck rearing methods Ducks have been kept for eggs and hunted for meat for many thousands of years and there is a long association

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Mouldy Problems

Vet Alan Pearson takes a look at Aspergillosis and other mouldy things Aspergillosis is something we have probably all heard of, but few will have experience of. Unfortunately, when you do experience it you will know about it, because there

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Grouse diseases

Veterinarian Alan Pearson looks at the diseases challenging grouse keepers as we move into grouse season Our office looks out onto the Bowland Fells, some of the best grouse moors in the UK; our logo is a depiction of those

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A Balancing Act

Game bird vet Alan Pearson explains disease prevention isn’t about eliminating all bacteria and viruses, as some micro-organisms are good for the health of your birds I have spoken to two of my colleagues in the closed season and we

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Influenza influx

Last year Avian Influenza – or bird flu – turned out to be less of a threat than first supposed, but that’s no reason not to be careful, says Alan Pearson

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Survival strategies

Newcastle disease is thankfully rare, but Alan Pearson says it is wise for gamekeepers to be aware of what might have to happen should an outbreak occur

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And Now For The Really Bad News

Motile Protozoans are a real trouble maker when rearing. Alan Pearson examines this enemy of the gamekeeper. Motile Protozoan parasites have long been a problem in the game bird industry, causing huge losses in some years. There are two organisms

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