Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Goats and Dairy Cattle

2024-04-29T15:21:21-07:00

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Protecting Not Only Your Poultry, But Other Livestock Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, is commonly known as the bird flu. It’s extremely infectious, highly fatal, and has been spread throughout the entire poultry industry—backyard chickens, turkeys, and more. It is primarily spread by infected wild waterfowl such as ducks and geese.   If you’d like to learn more about HPAI in California please visit February 2024 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update, on SoCal Nestbox.   More recently, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has evolved to be transmitted between birds, marine mammals, and livestock like goats and

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Goats and Dairy Cattle2024-04-29T15:21:21-07:00

February 2024 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update

2024-04-03T16:18:36-07:00

Avian Influenza, also known as the bird flu, is caused by influenza Type A virus. Waterfowl like ducks, geese, and shorebirds are carriers of Avian Influenza, especially Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza or HPAI. With HPAI there’s a higher chance of the virus to be passed on to a specific host—like your backyard chickens, turkeys, and other poultry.   The United States, free flying waterfowl, commercial flocks and backyard farmers of poultry, and other birds are currently battling Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Birds who are exposed are very likely to become sick and die, so what does this virus currently look

February 2024 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update2024-04-03T16:18:36-07:00

Preparing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in SoCal: Tips and Resources for Backyard Owners

2022-11-10T03:29:04-08:00

Our temperate winter climate is not only appealing to the estimated 39 million people that reside in California; it is also the perfect habitat for the approximately 6 million ducks and geese that migrate south in the fall and winter. This migration of waterfowl follows the “Pacific Flyway” which traverses Alaska to the southern tip of Chile. In addition to the birds, any diseases they may be infected with, including viruses, migrate south in the fall and north in the spring with them. One of the viruses that are endemic in waterfowl is Avian Influenza (AI). Unfortunately for our chickens

Preparing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in SoCal: Tips and Resources for Backyard Owners2022-11-10T03:29:04-08:00
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