UC END Releases
June, 2003

DISCLAIMER: PLEASE note! This is a legitimate email we personally received. We have deleted information regarding the author so as not to flood him with inquiries. They are all from the Department of Animal Science, University of California. The UC Poultry Website is http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu.avian/

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To: UC List for Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) Releases
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 10:39 AM
Subject: END Update

Things have been very quiet. The task force is aggressively testing small flocks at certain areas in the hope of releasing areas from quarantine in the future. They announce this in advance through the media and ask for volunteers.

There has been another report of someone attempting to enter a bird facility without proper ID. They had a vehicle with a magnetic Task force sign on the door. Some of these signs have been stolen from Task force vehicles. If someone from the Task Force comes to your property don't let them in unless they show you identification.

All bird owners are requested to monitor their birds closely and report any unusual health problems to the Task Force at 800-491-1899. There is no charge for laboratory work when END is suspected. When birds must be depopulated the owners are fairly compensated based on the value of the birds. Bird owners are encouraged to protect the health of their birds by avoiding unnecessary contact with other birds.

Updates are available on-line
at: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/ah/Newcastle_info.htm

Department of Animal Science
University of California
Davis CA 95616
UC Poultry Website: http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/avian/

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