USPOULTRY Hosts Biosecurity Webinars

On April 17, 2015, in Avian Influenza, by Kourtney Determan

The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is hosting webinars as a continuation of its biosecurity program offerings on Wednesday, April 29 from 1-2 p.m. EDT and Wednesday, May 6 from 1-2 p.m. EDT.

The webinars are on “Effective Disinfection for ON-Farm and OFF-Farm Equipment” on April 29, with a follow-up “Overview on Farm Depopulation” webinar on May 6. The webinars are free of charge to USPOULTRY members.

“With the continued avian influenza detections in the United States, effective biosecurity measures are extremely important, now more than ever. These webinars can help our members enhance their existing biosecurity programs,” said Sherman Miller, Cal-Maine Foods, Jackson, Mississippi, and chairman of USPOULTRY.

Both webinars will feature Dr. Eric Benson, professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Delaware. Dr. Benson has been involved in emergency animal response, and he and his team have been supporting efforts, at both the state and federal level,  regarding the current avian influenza outbreaks.

The “Effective Disinfection for ON-Farm and OFF-Farm Equipment” webinar will cover the ins and outs of cleaning equipment and will focus on practices for equipment and machinery used inside and around poultry barns on the farm premises and equipment brought from outside the farm. To register for this webinar, click here.

The “Overview on Farm Depopulation” webinar will focus on the different available methods of farm depopulation, concentrating on mass emergency methods appropriate for structural and disease response. To register for this webinar, click here.