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HPAI Found in Eastern Nebraska Gamebirds

USDA APHIS has confirmed an outbreak of HPAI on a gamebird farm in York County in Eastern Nebraska. More information can be found on the USDA APHIS website. NAGA continues to provide information to help members prepare for an outbreak. For example: It’s essential to have an approved biosecurity plan to be eligible for indemnity. Record … Continued

Avian Influenza is Still Alive in Wild Birds and Western U.S.

A Note From NAGA: It’s long been thought that avian influenza isn’t a concern during the summer when the temperatures are higher. We’re now learning that’s not always the case. NAGA has been encouraging hunting preserves and gamebird producers to be prepared, even during the summer months, by ensuring biosecurity plans are in place and, … Continued

Tips to Mitigate HPAI

On April 9th, the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) confirmed highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in South Carolina. Click HERE for tips on spotting infections early, preventing exposures, and the importance of communicating biosecurity protocols to everyone on your farm or preserve.

Newcastle Disease in Chickens Spreads Easier than Wild Birds

Virulent Newcastle disease viruses from chicken origin are more pathogenic and transmissible to chickens than viruses normally maintained in wild birds. Research led by scientists from the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Georgia, US, looked at 5 virulent Newcastle Disease virus (vNDV) isolates of different genotypes from different host species. They were evaluated for … Continued

April 2019 USDA Meetings

Summary of USDA Meetings April 2019 in Maryland and Washington DC By Todd Laudenslager, Mahantongo Game Farms In April, I was asked to attend two important USDA meetings on behalf of the NAGA, as well as report back on them to the membership. The first meeting was held on April 17, 2019, at the APHIS … Continued

Study: Gene Editing to Control Avian Influenza

Gene editing may be able to help control the avian influenza virus in the future, according to the results of newly released research. On June 4, 2019, the Roslin Institute, an animal research institute at The University of Edinburgh, announced scientists used gene-editing techniques to stop the virus from spreading in chicken cells grown in … Continued

Avian Flu Confirmed in California Breeding Duck Flock

An Estimated 9,500 Ducks Have Been Affected in Monterey County Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been confirmed in a flock of almost 9,500 breeding ducks in Monterey County, California. The virus, which is of the H5 serotype, was found as the result of routine surveillance, according to the U.S. Department for Agriculture (USDA), and … Continued

USDA Confirms Virulent Newcastle Disease in Pet Chickens in Arizona

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2019 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of pet chickens in Coconino County, Arizona. This is the first case of virulent Newcastle disease in Arizona.  This case is believed to be connected … Continued

USDA Updates National Poultry Improvement Plan Program Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards to finalize provisions for compartmentalization of primary breeding poultry establishments to protect against disease. Compartmentalization is defining a specific group of animals that are maintained under strict biosecurity and health standards, and therefore have a … Continued

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Have questions? We have answers! The NAGA Convention at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans from February 6-8 will devote an entire hour discussing firsthand experiences of those who were forced to completely depopulate, dispose, disinfect and move toward repopulation to resume activity. northamericangamebird.com/have-questions-we-have-answers/ ... See MoreSee Less

Have questions? We have answers! The NAGA Convention at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans from February 6-8 will devote an entire hour discussing firsthand experiences of those who were forced to completely depopulate, dispose, disinfect and move toward repopulation to resume activity. https://northamericangamebird.com/have-questions-we-have-answers/

We have experienced some challenging events over the past year. More may come. How do we handle those overwhelming situations in this supposed Most Wonderful Time of the Year? NAGA President offers some suggestions to cope. ... See MoreSee Less

The November/December issue of NAGA News hits mailboxes soon. This issue has crucial information on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza preparation and preparedness.

(Members can access an online version of the magazine by logging into their account at northamericangambird.com.) #hpai #AvianInfluenza #avianflu
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The November/December issue of NAGA News hits mailboxes soon. This issue has crucial information on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza preparation and preparedness. 

(Members can access an online version of the magazine by logging into their account at northamericangambird.com.) #hpai #avianinfluenza  #avianflu

It's Finally HERE! The long-awaited book on Gamebird Medicine and Management edited by Dr. Teresa Morishita and Dr. Robert Porter has hit the shelves. This resource is essential for every game farm and hunt club. We will discuss details, where and how to purchase on this edition of Gamebird Spotlight, to air Thursday, October 27th, 7 PM

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SHOT Show: It’s a Big deal for gamebird businesses and outfitters - check out why.
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SHOT Show: It’s a Big deal for gamebird businesses and outfitters - check out why. 
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