High Pathological Avian Influenza (known as High Path AI or HPAI) is a deadly disease for chickens and turkeys which is caused by a virus that can be easily spread. Migratory birds moving over the Atlantic flyway are able to carry the virus without showing symptoms. North Carolina is part of the Atlantic flyway.
Do you have a backyard flock? Backyard flocks have the potential to come in close contact with migratory birds that could possibly carry HPAI. This is what you can do to help protect your flock during this critical time in the next 30 days (the time frame migratory birds are most likely flying over NC): Being ‘COOPED UP’ is a good thing!
See the signs in your flock? Make a call asap to your:
Practice B.E.S.T. BIOSECURITY:
Learn more about biosecurity here.
Dr. Mike Martin, our state veterinarian, is asking for each of us to do our part to help prevent the spread of HPAI and protect all of our flocks. It is time to practice your B.E.S.T. Biosecurity! Read more about these latest outbreaks or find out more about Avian Influenza.
Article courtesy of https://poultry4hyouth.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/01/help-protect-nc-flocks-from-high-path-avian-influenza/