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在新情况下, california’s leading poultry experts conduct high priority workshop to address virulent newcastle disease 和 prevent further spread

Foster Farms 和 加州 Poultry Authorities Share Tips to Safeguard Birds at Home 和 On the Farm

都柏林市. ——昨天, top poultry experts from the state of 加州 (CDFA), academia (UC Davis) 和 private industry (Foster Farms) – along with nearly 100 urban farmers 和 backyard poultry owners – gathered in Dublin, 加州, to discuss ways to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND). Although only a single case was recently diagnosed in Northern 加州’s Alameda County 和 is no threat to human health, 超过1.1 million birds have been lost to VND in Southern 加州 since May 2018, with 额外的情况下 上周刚刚确认. The poultry experts are urging preventative action to limit any further spread of this deadly avian disease. Spread of VND to 加州’s Central Valley could be catastrophic to local economies, farming communities 和 backyard poultry enthusiasts.

加州 is home to 超过100,000 backyard chicken flocks, 和 Northern 加州 houses 95% of the state’s commercial poultry industry. Effects of this disease are equally devastating to backyard poultry 和 commercial flocks 和 pose a risk to the food supply, state economy 和 many Northern 加州 communities that depend on poultry 和 egg production.

The VND outbreak has prompted strict quarantines across Los Angeles, San Bernardino 和 Riverside counties 和 $45 million in emergency funding from the USDA. 在四月的第一周, VND was detected in Arizona 和 is believed to be linked to the current 加州 outbreak. The last major 加州 VND outbreak in 2002/2003 cost nearly $170 million to eradicate. Nearly four million birds were depopulated.

Dr. 安妮特•琼斯, 加州的州兽医, reinforced the importance of a collaborative approach, increased vigilance 和 biosecurity in stopping spread of Virulent Newcastle Disease. “In partnership with Foster Farms 和 the 加州家禽联合会, we are bringing together some of the best minds in the poultry industry to provide the latest information to owners 和 give them useful tools 和 tips to safeguard birds 和 report concerns,”琼斯说, who urges people to call the Sick Bird Hotline at 866-922-BIRD (2473).

“Although Foster Farms flocks have not been affected, our commitment as veterinarians is to ensure that all birds are protected,罗伯特·奥康纳说, 寄养农场的DVM, 研讨会演讲者之一. “That is why, along with the 加州 Department of Food & 农业, the 加州家禽联合会 和 UC Davis, we are sharing our knowledge 和 experience with backyard poultry enthusiasts. We all have a part to play in keeping our flocks safe 和 containing this deadly avian disease.”

Foster Farms, the family owned poultry company based in Livingston, Calif., 和 the 加州家禽联合会 (CPF) hosted the workshop to increase public awareness 和 provide access to critical resources. The seminar covered st和ard biosecurity measures, VND的体征和症状, 和 resources available to backyard poultry owners should birds become sick. 组织者发布 an infographic outlining steps to prevent VND 和 encouraged participants to share the information on social media. 额外的资源包括 加州 Department of Food 和 农业, USDA’s Animal 和 Plant Health Inspection Service 和 加州家禽联合会 网站.

The workshop featured State Veterinarian Dr. 安妮特•琼斯; Foster Farms’ veterinarians 和 biosecurity experts Dr. Robert O 'Connor和Dr. Charles Corsiglia; poultry science specialist Dr. Maurice Pitesky 和 veterinarian pathologist Dr. Asli Mete from University of 加州, Davis 和 加州 Animal Health 和 Food Safety Laboratory.

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自1939年以来, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium 质量 chicken 和 turkey products. 家族和运营, the company continues its legacy of excellence 和 commitment to 质量 established by its founders, Max和Verda Foster. 亚洲最大合法彩票平台专营新鲜食品, all-natural chicken 和 turkey products free of preservatives, 添加剂或注射的钠增强剂. 总部位于加州中央谷, with ranches also in the Pacific Northwest, the company’s fresh chicken 和 turkey are produced in or near each region served. Foster Farms also produces delicious pre-marinated, ready-to-cook 和 fully cooked products that meet the 质量 和 convenience needs of today’s home cooks, 零售商, warehouse clubs 和 foodservice customers. 公司对卓越的承诺, 诚实, 质量, service 和 people is a source of great pride, 和, 长期以来的家庭传统. 欲了解更多信息,请访问 velo-talk.com.