Biosecurity essential in avian flu battle

Biosecurity essential in avian flu battle

Biosecurity measures are the first line of defense against avian influenza and other poultry diseases.

WHILE highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in 20 states to date, it has only affected turkey and laying hen operations and has so far not been found in broiler chicken operations.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System poultry scientist Ken Macklin said poultry producers are being more vigilant than ever when it comes to sanitation and other biosecurity measures.

"All our Alabama poultry growers have bio

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