Producer HPAI Resources

UEP and the AEB Crisis Communications Team are here to support you and your operations. We have assembled these resources to assist you in effectively preparing and responding to an HPAI event and will update this page as needed. You should consult with state veterinarians, state regulatory agencies and trusted business partners in your decision making. Please contact UEP if we can further assist you. The communications team is available to assist with media requests, and we encourage you to take advantage of their expertise and communication materials.  

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USDA HPAI Reporting 24 Hour Hotline:  866-536-7593
State Animal Health Officials   (updated March 2022)

Resources for your  community, consumers and media

Guidance: Detection of Influenza A H5 virus in a farmworker  4/29/22

Prepare in Advance

HPAI Checklist to prepare in advance and first actions if you suspect HPAI

2022 Detections of HPAI and Maps

APHIS 2022 Detections of HPAI This page links to confirmations in commercial and backyard flocks and detections in wild birds. Links to all APHIS HPAI announcements are also on this page. APHIS will continue to announce the first case of HPAI in commercial and backyard flocks detected in a state but will not announce subsequent detections in those states and post these on this webpage.

Map of 2022 Active HPAI detections which includes backyard, commercial and wild bird detections, from Kevin Simmons, NPIP Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Interactive Map of 2022 North America detections from

Bird Migration Forecast Maps

USDA APHIS Guidance Documents

APHIS will post new guidance documents on this page as they become available.API

APHIS Fair Market Value Appeal Policy (April 19, 2022)

FDA Guidance Documents

Questions and Answers Regarding the Safety of Eggs During Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks

Eggs Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information

APHIS Responses from HPAI Listening Session on March 15.

APHIS Questions and Responses 3.15.22

DUNS number replaced by Unique Entity Identifier on April 4, 2022

Effective April 4, the federal government will stop using DUNS numbers as a unique identifier for entities, and a new identifier will be assigned in transition allows the government to streamline the entity identification and validation process, making it easier and less burdensome for entities to do business with the federal government. See DUNS-SAMS update and Quick Start Guide for Getting a Unique Entity ID for more information.



USDA APHIS strongly advises all producers to heighten biosecurity. Vigilance in setting and maintaining advanced biosecurity protocols, with compliance by all employees and service providers, is key to disease prevention. Click below for information about USDA Defend the Flock program, UEP videos, biosecurity measures and more resources.

National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)

USDA APHIS requires auditable biosecurity plans for larger-sized operations to receive indemnity payments with biosecurity principles established by the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
NPIP Program Standards Biosecurity Principles
Biosecurity Principles Audit Form


Affected Producers Guidance

Immediate reporting is critical to keep HPAI from spreading. If you suspect HPAI, immediately contact the USDA 24 hour hotline at 866-536-7593, your local or state veterinarian and your state association.

State Animal Health Officials   (updated March 2022)

APHIS What to Expect if You Suspect

APHIS Guidance on sampling methods: Avian Sample Collection for Influenza A and Newcastle Disease

APHIS Warning Signs and Pictures of HPAI Infected Birds

APHIS HPAI New State CheckList

USDA Authorization for Response and Associated Activities

USDA HPAI Guide to Understand the Process

APHIS HPAI Response Ready Reference Guide—Overview of Zones






Communication Tools 

Weekly update from the AEB-UEP Communications Team

General Producer Talking Points

Affected Egg Producer Talking Points

HPAI Frequently Asked Questions

CUSTOMER RESOURCES – click the button below for customer letter templates, infographics and animations


Resources for your  community, consumers and media


ON-FARM RESOURCES – click the button below for Farm-Worker FAQs and Guidance for On-Farm Visitors and Activities


CONSUMER RESOURCES  – click the button below for  animations, infographics, social media messages and graphics