California Orders Mandatory Euthanasia to Control vND

November 29, 2018

Due to progression and duration of a virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) outbreak in parts of Southern California, California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has ordered mandatory euthanasia of birds in neighborhoods in Compton (Los Angeles County), Muscoy (San Bernardino County), and Mira Loma/Jurupa Valley (Riverside County).

This order applies to all birds and flocks even if they have previously tested negative but now happen to fall within a designated mandatory euthanasia area; the birds must be euthanized. USDA/CDFA staff will contact affected bird owners.  While this action is difficult for all involved, it is required to eradicate vND. Otherwise, the disease will continue to spread and kill additional flocks.