Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Quick flock depopulation is key to fighting AI spread

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By Barbara Olejnik

Poultry Times Staff

bolejnik@poultrytimes.com

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Rapid depopulation of infected poultry flocks is needed to help halt the spread of avian influenza during an outbreak, according to the United Egg Producers.

In an Aug. 25 webinar, the UEP said a review of actions taken by egg industry members during the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza points to the need for rapid depopulation of layer houses.

Depopulation of a layer house during an outbreak needs to be within the first 24 hours, said UEP President Chad Gregory. To. . .

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