Animal Health Archives

Alabama State Veterinarian Issues Stop Movement Order For Certain Poultry

March 15, 2017 by Britney Booth

Alabama State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier in consultation with state Department of Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan has issued a stop movement order for certain poultry in Alabama. According to ABC News following a press conference March 14, Frazier’s stop-movement mandate prohibits show birds, poultry at auctions, exhibitions, and flea markets from being moved. Frazier stated […]

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Two Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza

March 10, 2017 by Britney Booth

Poultry owners urged to increase biosecurity efforts In addition to the high-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) case in Lincoln County, Tennessee, low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreaks have also been reported in Tennessee and Wisconsin. In Tennessee, the state veterinarian on March 9 confirmed that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation has tested […]

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Cleaning And Disinfecting Gamebird Facilities

March 8, 2017 by Britney Booth

By Dr. Eva Pendleton From NAGA News Archives Over the course of a typical season, various conditions affect game bird health. Winter is usually down time when commercial bird pens and buildings are empty. In the early Spring, breeding resumes, and hatcheries are prepped for the new season. Chick quality is usually good in the […]

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee

March 6, 2017 by Britney Booth

March 5, 2017, Washington – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in […]

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March 15 Deadline To Comment On APHIS Proposed Changes To National Poultry Improvement Plan Standards

March 3, 2017 by Britney Booth

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites the public to review and comment on proposed changes to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards. The proposed updates would amend the Program Standards by establishing new biosecurity principles and updating some testing procedures. NPIP is a cooperative federal-state-industry mechanism for […]

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Breaking News! New Federal Rules Allow Drugs To Protect Gamebirds From Disease/Infection

December 9, 2016 by Britney Booth

In 2015, quick action by the North American Gamebird Association in response to outbreaks of the avian flu helped keep game birds supplied to hunting preserves all over the country. While that work continues, another serious threat emerged this year that required quick action. And once again, NAGA met the challenge. Earlier this year, NAGA […]

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