Canadian Poultry Magazine

Feather Forum: Dr. Tom Baker on avian influenza

By Brett Ruffell   

Feather Forum

The North American poultry industry has been on edge since late last year. That’s when highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was discovered on the continent for the first time since the 2015 outbreak when it was detected in wild birds in Newfoundland. Here to provide an update on the situation is Dr. Tom Baker, manager and incident commander of the Feather Board Command Centre. He spoke with Canadian Poultry editor Brett Ruffell about the story in North America so far, how the disease typically spreads and preventative measures farmers can take to protect their flock.

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