Avian Health Update for People Who Purchase or Show Exhibition Poultry
Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND), formerly known as Exotic Newcastle Disease is a contagious and fatal viral disease affecting the respiratory, nervous and digestive systems of birds and poultry. The disease is so virulent that many birds and poultry die without showing any clinical signs.
Since May 18, USDA has confirmed several cases of vND in backyard birds in California. Read more.