Have you ever wondered how avian influenza is spread around?
Other than being a domestic farm animal, chickens are raised in poultry farms for meat production and eggs. Poultry farms produce chickens continuously, this means that they have to follow health regulations all the time, making sure that the chickens do not spread any diseases.
Moreover, poultry farms can become very crowded, which allows avian influenza to be spread more quickly.
Avian influenza is one of the worst diseases that occur in poultry farms which is spread from wild birds that carry over 60 transmittable diseases to the domesticated ones2. It is done by the wild birds consuming feed and then contaminating it.
Biosecurity measures to prevent avian influenza
Governments and farms try to keep a careful eye on avian influenza and protect poultry from this disease.
The best way to do this is to minimize the presence of wild birds that are close to the poultry houses or paddocks. Making sure that avian influenza does not affect the poultry is the biggest concern for poultry farmers and they are always trying to minimize the risks of wild birds coming into direct contact with their poultry.
One of the ways to minimize these risks is to regularly practice wild bird control to prevent the widespread of diseases like avian influenza.
Daniel Hoberichts, the owner of Orchard Eggs understood the biosecurity measures that had to be taken to protect his poultry. He explained “Our birds are housed across 50 acres of orchard and we want to do everything to keep them safe from infection. Once we heard about the Agrilaser Autonomic it seemed like an ideal solution to complement all of our other biosecurity measures.”