Resources and information about highly pathogenic avian influenza, the disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses.
Bio-security is keeping disease off your property or not letting it off your property if you are exposed.
University and government laboratories, veterinarians, and hotlines available to assist with poultry health problems including avian influenza.
Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks. Here is information to help you be better informed and advise bird owners, especially about biosecurity, should the need arise.
Fact Sheet discusses how diseases spread, basic diagnosis, signs of health and disease, parasites, and nutritional deficiencies. By: Phillip J. Clauer, when at Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Ohio State University Fact Sheet
BY John P. Blake, and Joseph B. Hess, both Extension Poultry Scientist in Poultry Science at Auburn University
General guidelines to reduce the risk of introduction of infectious microbes into chickens and table eggs. By: Douglas R. Kuney, Poultry Advisor, U.CA Cooperative Extension.
VERY GOOD RESOURCE. This interactive manual addresses the medical issues of companion, food, and zoo animals. This book includes discussions of etiology, transmission and pathogenesis, clinical findings and lesions, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of disease entities.
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Good step by step procedure to do a necropsy on a chicken
By: Fred Price, Extension Poultry Pathologist, University of California, Davis
Disinfecting refers to the reduction of pathogens (disease causing organisms), while sanitation refers to the quality of cleanliness. Joan S. Jeffrey Extension Poultry Veterinarian University of California.
By: Joan S. Jeffrey, DVM, MS, ACPV, Extension Poultry Specialist University of California, Cooperative Extension