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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.                                                                             Veterinarian, or this free USDA
                                              equipment.                                                                                                                                                         hotline:
                                                                              • Keep new birds separate from
                                                                                your flock for at least 30 days.                                                                                                1–866–536–7593

                                                                                                                                                                                 United States Department of Agriculture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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