The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed 12 cases of avian influenza in Canada since February 2022, some in commercial and backyard flocks.
This disease present in bird species is transmitted directly between birds or indirectly via a transmission vector (pest species, dust, bedding, boots, equipment). A high mortality rate can then be observed in infected flocks.
If you are a farm bird owner, be sure to implement good biosecurity practices and be alert to any unusual behavior.
For a better understanding of the situation and how to deal with it, check out the information material of EQCMA and MAPAQ.
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