Oviduct Story
The Oviduct plays a very important role in modern poultry production systems as the number of eggs laid by breeder flocks and egg-producing hens reflects the commercial viability of poultry operations. It is also important to consider that the quality of eggs produced in the oviduct is a key factor in determining the success of poultry farms. Any disease of poultry can adversely affect egg production and quality either directly, by having effects on the reproductivity system, or indirectly, by affecting the health of the bird. Respiratory infections which result in air sacculitis may, in turn, infect the ovary and oviduct. In addition, some diseases infect the oviduct and ovary by ascending infection. Chronic respiratory disease and synovitis in laying hens.