The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new outreach campaign focused on preventing the spread of infectious poultry diseases in both commercial and backyard poultry. Poultry is Georgia’s top agricultural sector, contributing more than $25 billion to Georgia’s economy annually. Georgia also leads in the industry as one of the top five broiler producing …
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is reminding those in the poultry industry of the need for biosecurity after the recent confirmation of a case of virulent Newcastle disease in California. As Rod Bain reports, it serves as a reminder that flock owners need to practice proper biosecurity measures. Biosecurity Important for Poultry Owners
Still good news in that no new cases of avian influenza have popped up for a while. USDA Chief Veterinarian Dr. Jack Shere says good biosecurity can keep it that way. More information about good biosecurity measures can be found by clicking here.
With Avian Influenza hitting poultry flocks in several states, many poultry producers across the U.S. are taking biosecurity measures to the limit. Gary Crawford has the story.