Take steps now to help protect your poultry.

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) reports that H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) "is widespread in wild birds worldwide and is causing outbreaks in poultry and US dairy cows with one recent human case in a US dairy worker."

Migratory waterfowl promote transmission of avian influenza (AI). Spring's moist, cool days provide an ideal environment for AI to spread through puddles and ponds.

Commercial poultry firms generally work with their veterinarian to monitor AI conditions. Those desiring to protect small flocks will find online poultry biosecurity information and a program pr...


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