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

Defending Your Backyard Poultry Flock from Avian Influenza

2022-09-26T17:42:11-07:00

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is a dangerous disease for poultry, that oftentimes leads to death of not only the individual bird, but the entire flock. It is a highly contagious disease that poultry are extremely susceptible to, that can quickly jump from one flock to another. Not only does this disease affect chickens and turkeys, but also domestic ducks, geese, quail, pheasants, and guinea fowl.    As you may know already, the United States has been hit hard with a widespread Avian Influenza epidemic this year, occurring from January 2022 to present day. Commercial and backyard flocks have been decimated

Defending Your Backyard Poultry Flock from Avian Influenza2022-09-26T17:42:11-07:00

Avian Influenza: What You Need To Know

2022-05-15T18:27:50-07:00

Avian influenza is a dangerous infectious disease that can be spread easily and decimate huge communities of birds. Sometimes referred to as “bird flu”, avian influenza affects the respiratory system of birds and can transmit rapidly through direct bird-to-bird contact, or via contaminated surfaces (fomites) where the virus can linger. Infected birds can spread the virus through their blood, saliva, mucus, or feces. Certain subtypes of bird flu can even jump species and affect dogs, horses, and even humans depending on the strain of the virus. At the time of writing this article (April 2022), there is an ongoing outbreak

Avian Influenza: What You Need To Know2022-05-15T18:27:50-07:00
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