Steps or Actions that should be taken and, if applicable, Who is Responsible: 

  • Call your flock veterinarian and clearly explain all symptoms, number and age of affected birds, and any treatments undertaken;
  • Service unaffected barns first or dedicate a specific farm worker to the affected barn(s);
  • Stop all animal movements off and onto premises, just not the affected species. Other animals also have the potential to spread the disease;
  • Inform all family members and employees of the situation;
  • Restrict movement of people, equipment, and vehicles on and off farm. Ensure that footwear and vehicles leaving the property have been cleaned and disinfected;
  • Contaminated bedding, animal products, deadstock, manure, or feed should be maintained on the farm.