High Path Avian Flu Topic at Chicken Summit

April 22, 2015

cms-15-140-editedOn the final day of the 2015 Chicken Media Summit a panel of poultry experts was on hand to talk about the myths and facts many have concerning the poultry industry. One of the hot topics discussed was avian flu.

With the latest discovery of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial laying facility in Iowa with 5.3 million hens, Dr. John Glisson with the US Poultry and Egg Association was asked about the impact that might have on the industry. “It’s too early to know what’s going to happen,” he said. “Those birds will have to be destroyed and that’s a significant number of birds and a significant number of eggs that will not be available.”

Listen to or download Jamie’s interview with Dr. Glisson here.

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