Predators and communicable disease?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lengel, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH is worried that predators that are mammals carry communicable disease which could affect our poultry and/or their eggs.

    I promised I would post. Does anyone know?
     
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most diseases are host specific meaning they would have to mutate to go from one species to another. I would be more worried about the wild bird population spreading both disease and parasite to your birds.
     

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