Poultry Health

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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

Dedicated Facilities

February 8, 2017

As of January 2017, all new production facilities for pullets and layers in Alberta must be dedicated to the regulated egg industry.  This is a requirement for license and of EFA’s on farm food safety policy.  Providing dedicated facilities reduces the risk of disease transfer between species, helps protect foodMore

Flock Vaccination Tip

February 8, 2017

If an EFA Field Coordinator contacts an egg farmer to schedule a visit while the farmer is planning to administer a live vaccine to one of their flocks, the farmer should advise them immediately.  Field Coordinators visit flocks from youngest to oldest, as this is the best practice for biosecurityMore