Friday, December 16, 2016
The role of backyard poultry in the spread of avian influenza.
The role of backyard poultry in the spread of avian influenza is an important factor that cannot be overlooked. Migratory birds are linked to the avian influenza virus,and backyard poultry are the most vulnerable to infection because of close proximity of contact with wild bird and migratory birds. The need to house birds are very important,owners of backyard flock are advised to ensure strict bio-security protocols ,keep feeders and drinkers inside and do not leave feed exposed.Poultry farmers needs to play a part to stop migratory birds from infecting farmed birds. There is actually a circulating foci between the bird flu virus and migratory birds,the only way to break the link and stop the spread of virus to farms is to ensure biosecurity compliance, keep back yard poultry housed and codon off wild birds.