Conservation Training

Moving Manure and Mortalities after Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

March 17, 2023

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Location: Online

Between January 2022 and February 2023, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has affected 58.4 million birds. This includes 316 commercial flocks, 446 backyard flocks, and wild birds spread across most US states. HPAI is a devastating virus that harms birds but also restricts the movement of other materials on and off commercial poultry farms. Protecting commercial poultry farms requires a multifaceted response by farms, government, and industry partners. When a flock is confirmed positive with HPAI, there are layers of oversight from multiple agencies at national, state and sometimes even regional levels. This webinar will share research and guidance on minimizing the risk of virus movement through manure and mortality management. This webinar will also explain the roles technical advisors can play in response to an outbreak.

An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) will be submitted.