Biosecurity Education After More Avian Flu Outbreaks

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Disease, Poultry, US Poultry

usp_logoThe outbreaks of avian flu have swept to the Midwest. Last week it was found in Minnesota and earlier in Washington and Oregon. Over the weekend the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the virus was confirmed in turkeys at a grower facility in Missouri and preliminary tests came back positive at another facility in the state.

With the recent avian influenza news announcements, USPOULTRY is making available its “Infectious Disease Risk Management: Practical Biosecurity Resources for Commercial Poultry Producers” program. The program was created to aid in developing more effective biosecurity practices and is designed to be used as a program development tool for personnel training and teaching.

“The avian influenza virus may be carried by migratory birds, and there is a growing incidence being identified along the North American continental flyways. The need to have an effective biosecurity program in place is essential and should be implemented immediately,” said Dr. Glisson, vice president of research programs for USPOULTRY.

The biosecurity program was developed under the guidance of industry and academia members. The program is interactive, very user-friendly and includes educational videos and content, including an introduction video. The program is a multi-purpose, reference, employee training and teaching resource tool.

This program is available to USPOULTRY members, free of charge. The program can be ordered by clicking here.