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|The following is a feed store training tutorial with sample test questions and a short test.
|Disease - A disease, by definition is a deviation from normal health. The effects of disease can range from reduced production, loss of energy, to death. Disease can be infectious or non-infectious. Infectious diseases are caused by germs (microscopic organisms). In poultry, there are four main classes of disease causing agents: bacteria and viruses (germs) and fungi and parasites. Parasites can be internal, as with worms and protozoa or external such as mites and lice.|
|What are the four main classes of
disease causing agents?
a) Soap, water, disinfectant, dirt
b) Bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites
c) 007, your neighbor, dirty clothing, expired medication
d) Rodents, hand sanitizer, biology 101, antibiotics
|Now that we have learned about disease causing agents lets' see how disease is transmitted.|