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Important Alert 

Avian Flu Found in Clallam County

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has activated a multi-agency response plan following the confirmation of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in domestic birds in the Agnew area of Clallam County. WSDA is working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) in this response. Movement restrictions have been placed on poultry and poultry products in a designated quarantine zone. Emergency Rule language establishing the quarantine can be found here: Clallam County Quarantine Zone for Notifiable Avian Influenza

Are you in the Quarantine Zone?

Check out WSDA’s interactive map to find out if you are in the quarantine zone.

Backyard bird owners and commercial producers are urged to monitor their flock closely and report sick or dead birds to the WSDA Avian Health Program at 800-606-3056 or to the USDA at 866-536-7593.

What are the signs of HPAI? The clinical signs of birds affected with all forms of AI may show one or more of the following: Sudden death without clinical signs; Lack of energy and appetite; Decreased egg production; Soft-shelled or misshapen eggs; Swelling of the head, eyelids, comb, wattles, and hocks; Purple discoloration of the wattles, combs, and legs; Nasal discharge; Coughing, sneezing; Lack of coordination; and Diarrhea.

For more on AI, see the USDA website for pictures of affected birds and more on the disease. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/birdbiosecurity/AI/DownDown

WSDA is advising commercial poultry growers and backyard flock owners to be vigilant with biosecurity measures and surveillance. Simple things to remember about disease prevention (from USDA) are:

• Keep your distance-Isolate your birds from visitors and other birds. [Keep your birds from being affected by wild birds or their feces.]

• Keep it clean-Prevent germs from spreading by cleaning shoes, tools and equipment.

• Don’t haul disease home-Also clean vehicles and cages.

• Don’t borrow disease from your neighbor-Avoid sharing tools and equipment with neighbors.

• Know the warning signs and watch for early signs to prevent the spread of disease

• Report sick birds-Report unusual signs of disease or unexpected deaths.

• Make biosecurity a part of your daily routine while caring for your birds

There is no immediate health concern to humans due to the avian influenza virus detected. Avian influenza does not affect poultry meat or egg products, which remain safe to eat. As always, both wild and domestic poultry should be properly cooked.

WSU Extension is working with USDA and WSDA to alert and educate all communities of this recent outbreak.  As conditions of this outbreak can change rapidly, please visit the WSDA news release website at http://agr.wa.gov/news/2015/ for the latest information.  On their site, you can also subscribe to the WSDA AGRINEWS list serve to have news releases immediately emailed to you.

 

Upcoming Events

Feb
6
Fri
9:00 am 2015 Master Composter Training @ Clallam County Courthouse
2015 Master Composter Training @ Clallam County Courthouse
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2015 Master Composter Training @ Clallam County Courthouse | Port Angeles | Washington | United States
Want to reduce your food waste and make it a resource?   Create your own soil amendment for your garden?   Learn how composting can lower our carbon footprint?   Join Master Composters!  This 4[...]
Feb
13
Fri
9:00 am 2015 Master Composter Training @ Clallam County Courthouse
2015 Master Composter Training @ Clallam County Courthouse
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2015 Master Composter Training @ Clallam County Courthouse | Port Angeles | Washington | United States
Want to reduce your food waste and make it a resource?   Create your own soil amendment for your garden?   Learn how composting can lower our carbon footprint?   Join Master Composters!  This 4[...]
Feb
20
Fri
9:00 am 2015 Master Composter Training @ Clallam County Courthouse
2015 Master Composter Training @ Clallam County Courthouse
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2015 Master Composter Training @ Clallam County Courthouse | Port Angeles | Washington | United States
Want to reduce your food waste and make it a resource?   Create your own soil amendment for your garden?   Learn how composting can lower our carbon footprint?   Join Master Composters!  This 4[...]
Feb
21
Sat
all-day Women In Agriculture Conference @ Sequim (Exact Location TBA)
Women In Agriculture Conference @ Sequim (Exact Location TBA)
Feb 21 all-day
The 4th annual Women in Agriculture conference will be held in multiple locations, on the same day, across Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska. This unique conference format brings the best of national and local speakers to easily accessible[...]

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