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2015 Avian Influenza News:
February 13, 2015 Yet another case of HPAI
On Feb. 12, the Animal
Plant Health and Inspection Services (APHIS) confirmed that a broiler flock in
Feb 8, 2015: Confirmation of Avian Influenza - backyard flock in British Columbia, Canada
On Fri., Feb, 6, 2015 the British Columbia Poultry Association
confirmed that a backyard flock of 80 laying hens tested positive for Avian
Influenza. Authorities have depopulated the flock and put quarantine measures
in place. The flock was located in
REMEMBER: Avian Influenza, like other poultry diseases, is opportunistic. It does not care if it attacks commercial turkeys or backyard chickens. All poultry owners must PRACTICE the best biosecurity measures possible.
Jan 28, 2015: Highly Pathogenic Avian
Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 has been confirmed in ONE commercial turkey flock in
As always, backyarders and fanciers are urged to practice good biosecurity. Birds that have been exhibited at poultry shows should be quarantined when owners return home, before the birds are reintroduced to the home flock.