IICA Technical Specialist says advanced planning and preparation is key to combating Avian Influenza
Advanced planning and preparation is key towards combating the Avian Influenza. That’s according to the Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture IICA Technical Specialist in Dominica Kent Coipel.
This as several poultry farmers across the island are being trained on how to identify treat and prevent Avian Influenza from affecting the country’s poultry industry.
Although Dominica does not have any cases of the disease, pre-emptive action is being taken in the event it is affected.
And Coipel says the associated economic consequences of an outbreak of avian influenza in the Caribbean could be serious.
IICA Technical Specialist in Dominica Kent Coipel
Avian Influenza is an infectious viral disease of birds which often causes no apparent signs of illness.
It can sometimes spread to domestic poultry, turkey, ducks and animals such as pigs and horses and cause large scale outbreaks of serious disease.
The CARIBVET Avian Influenza national bio-security workshop is being hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development Unit in Collaboration with the Dominica Poultry Association, the Food & Poultry Organization and CARIBVET.
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