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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)- Important Biosecurity Reminders (Fall Bird Migration)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)- Important Biosecurity Reminders (Fall Bird Migration)

*A quick reminder to continue to practice good biosecurity for your poultry flocks as the fall migration of birds continues. There have been recent outbreaks in several states including Colorado.

Good Biosecurity Practice Reminders:

-Facility and worker cleanliness

-Limit food and water outdoors to avoid attracting wild birds

-Reduce access to domestic birds from wild populations

-Reduce visitors to poultry areas and equipment

-Be aware of wild birds when hunting and what to do if you suspect illness

-Implement good biosecurity practices including isolation and cleaning of facilities, clothing, and equipment when purchasing birds from marketplace or swaps or retail farm stores

Where to Report sick or dead birds:

->Sick birds or birds that have died from unknown causes: Call the Avian Health Hotline at Colorado State University (CSU): (970) 297-4008

->Dead birds: Submit to the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins for HPAI Testing: (970) 297-4008 or (970) 297-1281

->Dead wild birds: If you find three or more dead wild birds in a specific area within a two week period OR if you see live birds showing clinical signs of disease, please contact your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office.

->Multiple sick domestic birds or multiple unusual domestic bird deaths: Call the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office (303) 869-9130 or the USDA-Veterinary Services Colorado Office (303) 231-5385


Colorado Department of Agriculture- Avian Influenza Information & Resources @

USDA-APHIS Commercial & Backyard Detection Map Listing @

USDA-APHIS Defend the Flock-Biosecurity Resources @

Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255 or Text “Talk” to 38255

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