October 1, 2020

Study shows that veterinarians play a role in backyard poultry safety

Backyard poultry and small-scale livestock agriculture are a growing trend in the U.S., even in large cities such as Seattle, Portland, Denver and San Francisco. Residents raising backyard poultry and livestock do so for a variety of reasons such as access to locally sourced food, companionship and sustainability. But how often do these owners seek veterinary care in these urban and peri-urban areas (UPAs)?A Western Regional team of collaborators, including UC Davis researchers, conducted a survey of veterinary practitioners to better assess their engagement with owners of these animals.  Read more