CCE Flock Talks Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York 3.7.22
From Amy Barkley
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Chad Wall, Field Veterinarian for NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, to learn about the current outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the threat it poses to NYS poultry production, and how we can protect our birds and stop the spread! This webinar is for Small Production Flocks as well as Backyard/Hobby Flocks.
Topics covered include symptoms of the disease, keeping your poultry safe, and what will happen if the disease is found in your flock or a flock near you.
Please note that the information shared within this recording is up to date as of 3/7/22. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and updates will regularly be shared through Cornell’s New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY-EDEN) and through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office.
Where do I report sick birds?
- NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets: 518-457-3502
- USDA: 866-536-7593
- Your local Cooperative Extension Office
For more information on keeping your flock safe and for general tips on implementing biosecurity measures for small and backyard flocks, visit the USDA-APHIS Defend the Flock web page: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/defend-the-flock-program/dtf-resources
Over 200 disinfectants can be used against HPAI on hard, non-porous surfaces. More information about using disinfectants against HPAI can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/antimicrobial-products-registered-disinfection-use-against-avian-influenza
The list of registered products can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-m-registered-antimicrobial-products-label-claims-avian-influenza
For updates on poultry health alerts, visit: https://agriculture.ny.gov/animals/poultry
To see current detections of HPAI in wild birds and commercial and backyard flocks, visit: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/avian-influenza/2022-hpai
More information about HPAI can be found at: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/avian-influenza/ai
Raptors and HPAI
More information about how raptors are affected by this virus was shared by the University of Minnesota on 2/28/22. The link to the webinar can be found at: https://mediaspace.umn.edu/media/t/1_n0drrg4i
NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Program)
There are many hatcheries that participate in this program, which tests against common poultry diseases, including Avian Influenza. These hatcheries also have biosecurity measures in place to help mitigate the risk of disease on their farms, which means a lower risk to you if you’re buying chicks in. If you aren’t sure if the hatchery you source from is NPIP certified, you can use this NPIP Participants States page to search for them (the map is clickable): http://www.poultryimprovement.org/statesContent.cfm
The New York specific hatchery page can be found here: http://www.poultryimprovement.org/documents/ny.pdf