March 7, 2017

USPOULTRY urges poultry producers to perform biosecurity self-assessments

The USDA Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tenn. USPOULTRY would like to remind its members of the USDA Checklist for Self-Assessment of Enhanced Biosecurity that is available on the USPOULTRY website. “With this positive H7NX finding, there is an urgent need for all poultry producers to be vigilant in maintaining biosecurity on farms, particularly wild bird control at this time of year,” said Dr. John Glisson, vice president of research programs for USPOULTRY. Click here for more information and links for the checklist and additional resources. 

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