Needed Modifications

All bird owners in the area, including unaffected owners, should evaluate their actions following an avian influenza outbreak. Review flock setup and biosecurity practices to determine what led to the spread of disease and then establish steps to prevent it from occurring again.

Needed Modifications May Include the Following

  • Cleaning and disinfecting bird houses and equipment more often or more effectively
  • Wash hands and clothes more often
  • Separate birds by species and age
  • Change waste disposal methods