Information and Resources Available for the possible arrival of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza)
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is currently preparing for the potential arrival of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the Northeast. While not known to impact human health, this highly contagious poultry disease can be devastating to chickens and turkeys, and the farmers who depend on them for their livelihood.
While the HPAI outbreak has not yet been identified in Vermont information and resources are available.
Guidance for Vermont Poultry Producers –
an overview of preventative measures
Business and Market Protection Checklist – guidance to help maintain business continuity in the event of an outbreak
USDA Producer Information Sheet –
an FAQ from our Federal animal health partners
Producer Biosecurity Audit Form – a checklist Vermont producers can complete and return to the Agency of Ag, to assist with preparedness
For more information and resources related to HPAI prevention, please visit...
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