If you own birds or
know someone who does... You need to read this!
How To Protect Your Birds from Bird Flu Protect your birds through biosecurity
1 Keep Your Distance.
2 Keep it Clean.
3 Don’t Haul Disease
Home. 4 Don’t Borrow Disease
from your Neighbors. 5 Know the Warning Signs
of Infectious Bird Diseases. 6 Report Sick Birds.
• Restrict access to your • When working with your • Don’t borrow tools or cages. • Don’t share garden tools or • Look for sudden bird deaths, respiratory • Don’t wait. It is important to
property and birds. birds, wear clean clothes • Clean and disinfect your truck poultry supplies. problems, a drop in egg production and report sick birds if birds are
• Fence off your birds and keep and wash your hands. or car if you traveled where • Shared equipment must be swelling around the head, neck and eyes. sick or dying.
gates or buildings locked. • Clean cages and change there were birds. disinfected before it reaches • You can find the signs of avian influenza • Call a local veterinarian,
• Keep game birds and migratory water daily. • When you get home, change your property. and exotic Newcastle disease at extension agent, your State
waterfowl away from your flock. • Disinfect all tools and clothes immediately. www.aphis.usda.gov/vs. Veterinarian, or this free USDA
• Keep new birds separate from
your flock for at least 30 days. 1–866–536–7593
www.aphis.usda.gov/vs United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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