Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Goats and Dairy Cattle


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—due to waterfowl and other birds.    If you’d like to learn more about HPAI in California as of February 2024, ways to track HPAI in your area, and how to prevent as well as report it, please visit February 2024 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update, an additional article published on the SoCal Nestbox.   More recently, Highly

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Goats and Dairy Cattle2024-04-11T20:03:24-07:00

Avian Coryza


Could Coryza be the Cause of Your Clucking and Coughing Chickens? Avian coryza is a bacterial respiratory disease that appears to have become more common in backyard chickens over the last several years. Because it is highly infectious among poultry and typically doesn’t result in high mortality, coryza is rapidly spreading, making it an important disease to understand as a bird owner: The Basics of Coryza Coryza is the short or common name for the Gram-negative bacteria  Avibacterium paragallinarim (formerly called Haemophilus paragallinarum). As you can see, us scientists love our complicated names. There is an “uncomplicated” and “complicated” version

Avian Coryza2024-01-23T17:07:22-08:00
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