Avian Influenza

Avian influenza viruses are highly contagious, extremely variable viruses that are widespread in birds, particularly wild waterfowl and shorebirds. Domesticated poultry are also readily infected.

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Diseases and Resources by Species

Aquatic Animals Bovine Canine
Cervids Equine Feline
Humans Non-Poultry Birds Pocket Pets
Poultry Small Ruminants Swine


January 26, 2015
Update on Avian Influenza Findings in the Pacific Flyway (USDA report)

The United States Department of Agriculture has confirmed several findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the Pacific flyway since mid-December. The first commercial poultry detection was in a turkey flock in California on January 23.
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September 15, 2014
Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets Online Course: Register Now

This course covers zoonotic diseases of companion animals and disease prevention practices. The $90 enrollment fee includes a textbook (valued at $70). The course begins October 20, 2014.
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