Lancaster Farming: USDA updates guidelines for avian flu plan
April 18, 2016
Last year’s outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest yielded plenty of lessons for poultry producers. USDA is incorporating those lessons into its planning for the next time it has to indemnify poultry farm owners following an outbreak. Chrislyn Wood, a veterinarian with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Gregory Martin, a Penn State Extension poultry specialist, discussed how that will affect producers’ flock plans at a recent Penn State Poultry Health Seminar.
Poultry Science Club Sweeps National Awards
February 9, 2016
For the second straight year, Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as National Club of the Year. Senior Josh Cassar was named National Member of the Year.
Indiana avian flu outbreak serves as biosecurity reminder for Pa. poultry owners
January 22, 2016
A new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed this month in the state of Indiana serves as a warning to Pennsylvania poultry producers and small-flock owners that they ignore biosecurity measures at their own risk, according to a poultry specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.