Wondering what to do about poultry “gatherings” here in Maine?
Updated Resources: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), May 5, 2022
Should you be concerned about your flock’s health?
It’s a bad year for avian influenza all over North America, and we’ve had our share of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Maine. Please visit these links to learn more about preventing HPAI in your area, and the current status of HPAI in Maine.
Please share with your friends and clients this link on the topic of poultry biosecurity from the USDA:
What the Maine state vet recently said about poultry “gatherings”:
- Maine Animal Health Officials Issue Advisory Regarding Poultry Swaps and Exhibitions In Response to Bird Flu Cases (Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, April 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m.)
The current state of HPAI in Maine from the state Dept of Agriculture:
- Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) page (Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry)
Other bird health issues?
- Visit the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory website to learn more about our services.
Submitted by Anne Lichtenwalner, University of Maine Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Director of the UMaine Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory