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 …

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Biosecurity is Essential During Fall Migratory Season

November 8, 2018

With the migration of wild birds in progress across the U.S., UEP reminds all poultry owners to use extra vigilance ensuring compliance of biosecurity practices and monitoring of flocks. Several resources from UEP, USDA, and …

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Minnesota LPAI Update

November 8, 2018

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health (MBAH) has reported several new cases of H5N2 low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) in commercial turkey flocks in Sterns and Kandiyohi Counties, bringing the total to six cases since October …

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APHIS Proposed Changes in Virus Elimination Payment Rates

November 8, 2018

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposed to change the way payments are made to layer operations during an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).  The changes will also apply to cases …

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Global Egg Industry Statement on Antimicrobial Resistance

October 4, 2018

The global egg industry formally endorsed the following statement on the industry’s use of antimicrobials during the Global Leadership Conference of the International Egg Commission which took place in Kyoto in September. Statement on Antimicrobial …

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