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Biosecurity-Poultry

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Are you looking for resources on biosecurity for poultry?  Biosecurity is important, especially if there are confirmed cases of avian influenza.  There are multiple resources available for commercial operators as well as backyard flock owners.  It takes all owners of poultry to follow biosecurity practices to reduce the risk of avian influenza and other infectious diseases. This portal contains information gathered from reputable sources and consists of:

  • Educational videos 
  • Links to information sheets, checklists, and biosecurity practice guides
  • Links to reputable sources for additional information

 

Educational Videos 

Avian Influenza - What you Need to Know

Source: Virginia Poultry Federation

Biosecurity Practices to Protect your Poultry

Source: USDA APHIS (United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)

 

Preventing Avian Influenza Introductions: Focus on the Big Risks

Source: USDA APHIS (United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)

How Avian Influenza Affects Us All

Source: USDA APHIS (United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)

Defend your Flock from Poultry Disease - Know the Signs and How to Respond

Source: USDA APHIS (United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Additional Resources

Resource Guides and Information Sheets

The following are resources available from USDA APHIS - Defend the Flock Program

Resources developed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture (VDACS)

How to Report Sick Birds

To report sick birds, please call USDA APHIS at 1-866-536-7593

Signs of illness in poultry - images

Website Links Containing Biosecurity Resources

We've compiled a list of reputable sources for biosecurity information.

 

 

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These materials are provided for educational and informational purposes only and do not constitute legal, financial, tax, or investment advice on any matter. We do not warrant that the materials provided are current and up-to-date with applicable laws and practices. You should not act or refrain from acting based on these materials or the information they contain without seeking legal advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction or other appropriate professional. To the fullest extent provided by law, Farm Credit of the Virginias, ACA will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on these materials or any information contained in these materials. Your use of the materials is at your own risk, and by accessing the materials, you hereby waive and hold harmless Farm Credit of the Virginias from any claims resulting therefrom. 

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