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Biosecurity can keep avian flu out of your poultry house

10/9/15 10:00 am CDT

The outbreak of highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza virus (H5N2) that swept through the upper Midwestern U.S. this spring causing the loss of nearly 50 million birds has abated, but the virus is likely still present in wild bird populations. Migratory birds will be on the move this fall and this means that U.S. poultry growers need to have biosecurity procedures in place to try and keep the virus out of their flocks.

This is the third webinar in the Poultry Growers Webinar Series. 

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  • What has been learned about how the avian influenza virus spread this spring
  • With the outbreak over, why are U.S. poultry farms still at risk?
  • What biosecurity procedures have proven effective in stopping the spread of other viral diseases on modern livestock and poultry farms
  • The new USDA recommendations for biosecurity procedures for poultry farms

This webinar is sponsored by Harris Vaccines and presented by WATT Global Media

Speaker Info:

Dr. James A. Roth - Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

James RothJim Roth is a Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. He received the DVM (1975) and PhD (1981) degrees from ISU.  He is the Director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health. Dr. Roth’s primary area of research expertise is immunity to infectious diseases of food producing animals. He has served as the major or co-major professor for 50 MS and PhD students. Dr. Roth received the Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award from the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists, the Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Award from the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, the Public Service Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the USDA APHIS Administrator’s award for lifetime achievements in animal health. Dr. Roth served on the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity since its inception in 2005 until 2014.