VIDEO: Is HPAI in commercial poultry here to stay? What makes this outbreak different.

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The current H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is now found in wild birds in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa and has caused record losses of domestic poultry in Europe and North America.

“What makes this one different than the others in the past is that it’s worldwide now. It’s in the flyways around the world and there are very few countries that have not been affected,” John R. Clifford, veterinary trade policy advisor, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), explained.

“The worst case scenario would be if this continues throughout many years.”

At the 2023 Chicken Marketing Summit, Dr. Clifford will explain how the current distribution of HPAI in wild birds makes this outbreak different from others and will provide updates on how the U.S. and other countries are preparing to balance methods for stamping out the virus in commercial operations while keeping export markets open.

Registration is now open with early savings available.

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