Tag: Avian Influenza

June 1, 2015: Update on Avian Influenza in the United States

By Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM, PhD, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Since late last year, a real problem for poultry producers has arisen in the United States: highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). In late 2014, following a cluster of cases in southwestern Canada, HPAI (contagious bird flu) was isolated from birds in backyard poultry flocks in […]

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May 2015: Avoiding Avian Influenza (AI) in the Northeast US

It’s easy to know whether to worry about highly pathogenic diseases that may blow in with the breeze and may wipe out your flock (either because the disease is quite virulent, or because regulatory agencies need to “stamp out” flocks that have the disease): yes, you should worry. However, the essence of survival in our […]

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