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. John 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. It can be ordered via the USPOULTRY website.
Avian influenza has been a growing concern among members of the U.S. poultry industry since it was first detected in wild birds Washington state in December 2014. It has since spread to Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Minnesota and Missouri, including commercial poultry flocks in California, Minnesota and Missouri.