Outreach, surveying and testing for Virulent Newcastle Disease continue in Southern California

VND surveyors visit a feed store in San Bernardino County.

CDFA and the USDA are continuing their joint project to eradicate a recent outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease (VND) in Southern California. Detections have occurred at a small number of properties in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

The project includes extensive outreach to bird owners and feed stores with tips on signs of the disease.

Please remember that there is no cure for VND. It is important that all commercial and non-commercial poultry owners maintain effective barriers to protect against the risk of the disease. Biosecurity tips for commercial poultry owners can be found here. For Backyard and non-commercial poultry owners, biosecurity tips can be found here.

Survey crews are distributing information in English and Spanish.

Checking birds for signs of disease.

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