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California vND update (409 cases over past 10 months)

March 22, 2019

California Poultry Federation reports that 1.2 millions birds have been euthanized as of March 18.
On Feb 27, California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones enlarged the Southern California quarantine area to further restrict bird movement. The quarantine mandates the reporting of sick birds and prohibits poultry owners from moving birds in all of Los Angeles County, and in large areas of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.The quarantine also requires bird owners to allow diagnostic testing, to isolate poultry from other species, to cease exhibitions, to stop the shipping and receiving of birds, and to enhance biosecurity. Fairs are being cancelled and many veterinary clinics are excluding sick birds.

A complete list of confirmed cases is available at www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/vnd.

For details on Newcastle disease please refer to this useful fact sheet produced by the Poultry Health Research Network at the University of Guelph http://phrn.net/newcastle-disease-factsheet/

See attached California Dept of Agriculture information on:
1. areas for mandatory euthanasia of backyard flocks in high risk areas,
2. Movement prohibition Quarantine zones for poultry and non poultry birds

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