The final reported case of extremely pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) within the U.S. was on April 18, 2023, greater than three months in the past. Is it time for the poultry business to let down its guard?
“I don’t assume that anyone may give you a crystal ball and let you know for certain what’s going to occur sooner or later,” John R. Clifford, veterinary commerce coverage advisor, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), defined on the 2023 Hen Advertising and marketing Summit.
“However there are different issues that hassle me from the standpoint of the way forward for HPAI.”
Through the 2022-2023 HPAI outbreak, greater than 57.7 million industrial poultry have been depopulated. HPAI most dramatically impacted the layer business – with 44.4 million depopulated, equal to 12% of all the section – adopted by turkeys and broilers.
Stopping future HPAI losses
The present H5N1 pressure of HPAI contaminated wild birds in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa and has brought about document losses of home poultry in Europe and North America. Extra not too long ago, circumstances have been reported in South America as effectively.
Biosecurity is one of the best ways to stop the unfold of HPAI, Clifford warned. These measures embrace perimeter barrier areas, private protecting tools (PPE) and manure and little administration.
Investing in biosecurity is a greater instrument than vaccinations, which might impression commerce, masks the illness and gradual identification.
“It won’t eradicate HPAI by itself. It’s going to assist cut back HPAI, however it won’t eradicate it. One of the best ways to eradicate it’s prevention,” he added.
To study extra about HPAI circumstances in industrial poultry flocks in the USA, Mexico and Canada, see an interactive map on WATTPoultry.com.
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