Poultry Avian Flu Update

Poultry Avian Flu Update

Trevor Williams
Trevor Williams
News Reporter
With your Southeast Regional Ag Report, I'm Trevor Williams.

Humans aren't the only ones having to deal with a pandemic, at least for the moment. Poultry across the country have been dealing with the severity of another bird flu outbreak. The USDA has warned Poultry producers to watch for a return of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, which is seeing similar conditions like the last outbreak in 2014-2015. The outbreak just a few years ago resulted in the deaths of millions of birds across the county. Georiga and Alabama are 2 of the highest broiler bird producing states,

Karla Salp with the Washington state Department of Agriculture has planned a webinar to educate poultry owners now before cases are reported. She says the on-line event focuses on the background of highly pathogenic avian influenza, and then transition to biosecurity measures…tape

*“So, basically practical things that you can do in your own flock to protect them from contracting this disease.”*

Salp noted the agriculture community has the opportunity now to prevent this from becoming a problem.

*“So, it’s really important that people get this information and then take those steps to protect their own flock and their neighbor’s flock from bird flu.”*

Poultry Producers interested in registering for the USDA webinar, titled: Defend the Flock, can register for free at the USDA website. Just search for Defend the Flock at USDA.gov.

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