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Find out what you can do to assist in Avian Influenza surveillance and detection efforts

This webinar is hosted by Penn State Extension, but open to all.

Penn State Extension's Director, Dennis Calvin, is requesting that all educators (regardless of program focus) and county staff with Penn State Extension participate in a webinar to find out what you can do to assist our Avian Influence team in surveillance and detection efforts. Avian Influenza is a disease that has the potential to cause a significant economic impact on Pennsylvania’s large poultry industry. As such we need to mobilize Extension’s capacity and networks to make sure we are doing everything possible to protect this important industry. Below is a description of the webinar content to be presented.

Currently there is a High Path Avian Influenza (HPIA) outbreak in the Midwest. Because of the potential for an outbreak in Pennsylvania, we want to make sure everyone is aware of specific protocols for dealing with stakeholder calls and question relating to sick or dying poultry. This webinar presentation by Dr. Eva Pendleton, avian diagnostic veterinarian, and Phillip Clauer, poultry extension specialist, will help you understand what specific action you need to take when you get a sick or dead bird call.

When you view the Program, you will:



  • Learn about the current disease situation
  • Know about the safety of meat and eggs consumption
  • Actions currently being taken in PA
  • Actions poultry owners should take to protect their flocks
  • How you can assist with surveillance and detection efforts



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