Jun 22nd, 2012 by admin
The concern of it mutating to a form that can attack people has caused much concern by the government and media. A farmer has to worry about a potential outbreak and also the mass hysteria that is reported in the media. Whenever there is an outbreak, poultry and egg consumption goes down.
For a farmer to ensure that their chickens are safe from the virus, they must use common sense biosecurity measures. Biosecurity is the measures used by farmers to prevent the contamination and spread of a sickness, disease, and viruses.You can find a quick rundown here With the Avian flu, there is always a threat of an outbreak because birds are migratory.
Farmers must keep chickens healthy to ensure that they can fight off disease and sickness effectively. They must have clean water, an adequate living area, and necessary vaccinations.
Their living area must be completely enclosed so wild birds cannot enter. The entire ceiling of the enclosure must be solid so bird droppings cannot pass through. Nesting and perching areas need to be elevated from the ground area.
If someone has had exposure to other unprotected birds, they wear a facemask, gloves, and disinfect the bottom of their feet before entering the bird coop.