Sign up now!
Don't show this again
Sweepstakes Rules

We’re glad you’re enjoying Poultry Health Today.
Access is free but you’ll need to register to view more content.
Already registered? Sign In
Tap to download the app
REPORTSCollect articles and features into your own report to read later, print or share with others

Create a New Report


Read Later

Create a new report

Report title (required) Brief description (optional)
follow us

You must be logged in to edit your profile.

Sponsored by Zoetis

Sponsored By Zoetis

Water Fowl

Eight ways to protect your farm from avian flu this fall

Bracing for the potential outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the US this fall as wild birds migrate south from Canada, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has identified eight biosecurity principles for broiler and broiler-breeder producers.

  1. Limit visitors on the farm and minimizing foot traffic
  2. Avoid contact with wild and domestic fowl
  3. Avoid sharing farm equipment
  4. Place a clean and functioning footbath at each entrance to the broiler house
  5. Cover all feed and water sources and make sure they’re free of contaminants, limiting the attraction of wild fowl and pests
  6. Post official signage clearly stating the farm is a biosecure zone and any unauthorized entry is strictly prohibited
  7. Employ effective management practices for pests and wild birds
  8. Adequately train farmers, farm and company personal in biosecurity and disease prevention

“Rigorous implementation of biosecurity principles will be essential to Ncc Logo
preventing disease introduction onto broiler chicken operations,”
said NCC President Mike Brown.

Need more details? Click here.


Posted on August 25, 2015

tags: , , ,

You must be logged in to edit your profile.

Google Translate is provided on this website as a reference tool. However, Poultry Health Today and its sponsor and affiliates do not guarantee in any way the accuracy of the translated content and are not responsible for any event resulting from the use of the translation provided by Google. By choosing a language other than English from the Google Translate menu, the user agrees to withhold all liability and/or damage that may occur to the user by depending on or using the translation by Google.