Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab among first lines of defense versus avian flu
September 23, 2015More than 48 million turkeys and laying hens in 21 states have died this year following an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. As wild waterfowl, which may carry the virus, begin their autumn migration, Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs, and that has Penn State's Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on high alert.
USDA Releases Checklist for Self-Assessment of Enhanced Poultry Biosecurity
September 16, 2015The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a "Checklist for Self-Assessment of Enhanced Poultry Biosecurity" and training materials as part of ongoing preparation efforts for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Avian Influenza: Frequently Asked Questions for Pennsylvanians
August 6, 2015Information for Pennsylvanians about the biology of Avian Influenza ("Bird Flu") and recent outbreaks.