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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Information Session
Wednesday April 13, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is spreading rapidly across the province and affects small flocks, backyard flocks, commercial operations (both organic and conventional), and wild birds. HPAI has a close to 100% mortality rate in chickens and turkeys, is spread through many domestic and wild bird species, and is highly infectious.
Understanding how HPAI spreads and what you can do to minimize your flock’s risk of infection and of spreading HPAI to your area is imperative for anyone keeping any kind of bird. Join Al Dam, Provincial Poultry Specialist from OMAFRA, and colleagues for an interactive session about HPAI in an ecological farming context — from pastured birds to backyard flocks. This session will focus on sharing practical information in order to reduce the risks of contracting and transmitting HPAI. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and brainstorm solutions to their specific biosecurity context.
Anyone in the EFAO community who raises poultry or keeps birds, including ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, or other birds for meat, eggs, or show are encouraged to attend this important information session.