Poultry Health

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Update on Infectious Bronchitis Problem in Eastern Canada

April 21, 2017

This article is presented to you by the Poultry Health Services veterinary team Infectious Bronchitis (IBV) is a viral disease that causes a drop in egg production and egg shell quality. This is a problem in table egg layers, as well as in broiler breeders. Although there are many otherMore

Avian Influenza Town Hall Call

April 21, 2017

Alberta egg farmers were invited to join the poultry industry for an Avian Influenza Town Hall Call on March 30, to learn from experts on topics related to keeping disease off your farm, AI outbreaks occurring around the world, on-farm feed mixing risks, and effective cleaning & disinfecting of your transitionMore

Poultry Industry Emergency Management

April 21, 2017

Alberta’s four poultry boards have been approved for funding through the Federal Agri-Risk program, to develop an Incident Command Structure for emergency management, and to update the industry’s Emergency Response Plan and resources.  This project will be implemented over the next year and has a budget of $819,000, to developMore

Avian Influenza Update

February 8, 2017

With Alberta’s current cold weather, and the fact that very few wild birds can be seen in the sky, it is easy to believe that the risk of Avian Influenza (AI) is low.  However, EFA continuously monitors AI outbreaks in North American and around the world, and it is important to adviseMore