Elk County News
Eastern poultry producers brace for avian flu this fall as waterfowl migrate
July 21, 2015Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Penn State Extension News
Land-use webinar to focus on resurgence of agriculture in Pittsburgh
October 13, 2015Urban agriculture will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension, addressing the resurgence of agriculture in urban zoning, healthy communities and land use.
Webinar to examine how shale gas development is affecting health, welfare
October 13, 2015How shale gas development is affecting public, animal and environmental health will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension Oct. 15.
Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab among first lines of defense versus avian flu
September 18, 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.