Avian Flu What to do

Avian Influenza (HPAI) Prevention


Effective Immediately: New York State proactively bans all fowl auctions, sales, meets and swaps to safeguard against avian flu.

“Avian influenza continues to be a growing and serious threat to all poultry and breeds of fowl in the United States, including New York. This order is an important step to further limit the co-mingling of birds in our state, which will help to slow the spread of this disease, keep our birds healthy, and safeguard our poultry industry. Commonsense steps like these are our best line of defense against this disease.” - Commissioner Richard A. Ball.

What you can do: 


READ the USDA's handy brochure on "Backyard Bio Security"

VISIT the USDA's website to learn more about their "Defend the Flock" program. 

REPORT sick birds. Call the Department’s Division of Animal Industry at (518) 457-3502 or the USDA at (866) 536-7593.


Brett Chedzoy
Senior Resource Educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Regional Director for the CCE Master Forest Owner volunteer program, Forest Manager for Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest

Last updated April 15, 2022