Animal Health Order issued in Saskatchewan after confirmed avian influenza in poultry
By Canadian Poultry magazineNews Disease watch
Move limits transport, comingling of poultry.
Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture’s Chief Veterinary Officer has issued an Animal Health Order on September 21, 2022, limiting the transport and comingling of poultry after several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza were confirmed in Saskatchewan.
The health order will be in place until October 21, 2022, at which time it will be reviewed. The order prohibits the movement to and participation of birds in shows, auctions, and agricultural fairs, as well as any other events where birds would be brought together from multiple locations.
The goal of this Animal Health Order is to limit the spread of this virus to new flocks. The government is reminding producers to remain vigilant and contact the proper authorities should they have any concerns regarding the health of their flocks.
It is also reminding farmers that anyone keeping livestock or poultry in Saskatchewan are required to register for a Premises Identification (PID) number. The ability to implement rapid and efficient disease response actions is greatly increased when producers have a PID number.
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