California Continues to Battle New Castle and LPAI

October 4, 2018

Three additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) recently were confirmed in California, two in backyard chicken flocks and one in a live bird market.  Birds from the affected live bird market, located in Los Angeles …

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LPAI Detected in Turkeys in California

September 20, 2018

A case of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County, California.  According to a press release from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the …

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Final HPAI Rule Awaits OMB Clearance

June 28, 2018

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has sent a final rule on indemnity payments for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance.  Among …

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UEP Statement on LPAI Controlled Marketing

November 30, 2017

Responding to the controversial use of controlled marketing to respond to low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreaks, the United Egg Producers (UEP) Board of Directors recently approved a position that while controlled marketing will seldom be feasible in the layer …

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New video shows biosecurity efforts on egg farms

October 26, 2017

Biosecurity reflects a variety of measures and best practices relied on by U.S. egg farmers to assure hens are healthy and to prevent disease from entering egg farms. Egg farmers have put an array of biosecurity …

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