WEBINAR: Defend the Flock: How Avian Influenza Affects Us All

— Written By Rhea Hebert

It’s Bird Health Awareness Week!

To help you keep your flock healthy, the USDA-APHIS will host a free webinar, Defend The Flock: How Avian Influenza Affects Us All, on Thursday, February 25.

NC State’s own Dr. Rocio Crespo, of the College of Veterinary Medicine, will be one of the presenters.

Webinar Details

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 2:30 –3:30 p.m. EST
Registration: Register for Defend the Flock: How Avian Influenza Affects Us All online
Contact: Joelle Hayden (joelle.r.hayden@usda.gov)
Presenters: Dr. Dale Lauer (Minnesota Board of Animal Health), Dr. Denise Heard (US POULTRY), Dr. Rocio Crespo (NC State University CVM)

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites you to join poultry health experts for a webinar on Thursday, February 25.

As part of Bird Health Awareness Week, several poultry experts from across the country will host a discussion about what avian influenza is, how it impacts different segments of the poultry industry and the surrounding communities, and how to prevent the disease from affecting our nation’s flocks.

From December 2014 through June 2015, the U.S endured its largest animal health emergency to date, with more than 200 commercial and backyard premises affected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) across the country, and leading to the death of over 50 million birds. Recently, cases of HPAI were confirmed in Europe, Asia and Africa, and many poultry owners and producers are concerned and want to take steps to protect their flocks.

Defend the Flock Tips on Social Media

The USDA-APHIS social media accounts have tips and resources to help you keep your birds healthy.

Head over to the Defend the Flock Twitter and Defend the Flock Facebook accounts and get support for a safe, healthy poultry flock.

Listen to a 1-minute announcement from the USDA about Bringing Biosecurity Messages through Bird Health Awareness Week.

Written By

Rhea Hebert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRhea HebertInstructional and Media Designer Call Rhea Email Rhea Poultry Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Posted on Feb 23, 2021
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