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

Marek’s Disease: the Scourge of Poultry Everywhere!

2021-10-05T23:47:26-07:00

You finally have your coop up and running. Your cute feathered friends are clucking away. You’re practicing egg-cellent biosecurity measures and feeding the right diet but what else can you do to protect your birds? SoCal Nestbox aims to provide you with helpful tools, such as  Find A Vet, on our site along with articles (like this one!) to support your happy and healthy human-animal bond. We are here to share important information with you about one of the most common and most devastating avian infectious diseases. Please read on to learn about Marek’s Disease and what you can do

Marek’s Disease: the Scourge of Poultry Everywhere!2021-10-05T23:47:26-07:00

CAHFS- Who They Are and What They Can Do For You 

2021-06-17T09:19:59-07:00

The California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) is an animal diagnostic laboratory network that operates in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and UC Davis. The lab has four locations in California: Davis, San Bernardino, Tulare, and Turlock. CAHFS (pronounced “calves”) monitors the health of California’s livestock and poultry populations by performing routine tests for animal diseases, including animal diseases that affect people. Their services and reliable diagnoses are critical for keeping our chickens, ducks, and turkeys healthy and for protecting our food supply. The laboratories provide rapid testing for flocks with the widespread

CAHFS- Who They Are and What They Can Do For You 2021-06-17T09:19:59-07:00
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