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California poultry industry conducts VND workshop

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DUBLIN, Calif. — On April 15, top poultry experts from the state of California (California Department of Food & Agriculture), academia (University of California-Davis) and private industry (Foster Farms) — along with nearly 100 urban farmers and backyard poultry owners — gathered in Dublin, Calif., to discuss ways to prevent further spread of the highly contagious virulent Newcastle disease (VND).

Although only a single case was recently diagnosed in Northern California's Alameda County and is no threat to human health, more than 1.1 million birds have been lost to VND in Southern California since May 2018, with additional cases confirmed. . .

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