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  • USDA - Avian Influenza Findings Emphasize the Need for Good Biosecurity (March 2015)

    Avian Influenza Findings Emphasize the Need for Good Biosecurity
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    Biosecurity Is Key

    Anyone who owns or works with poultry—whether on a commercial farm, in the wild, or at a hobby/ backyard farm—should take proper steps to keep HPAI from spreading. The best way to protect your birds is to follow good biosecurity. Even if you are already familiar with biosecurity, now is a good time to double-check your practices. You are the best protection your birds have!

    Commercial producers should follow their industry associations’ recommended biosecurity practices.

    If you hunt or handle wild birds, see APHIS’ factsheet for hunters at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publicatio...ai_hunters.pdf. Backyard poultry owners can follow six simple steps for biosecurity. Make them part of your routine to lower the risk that disease will enter your flock and spread via soil, droppings, and debris.
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    Full text:
    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publicatio...iosecurity.pdf
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