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Williams Lake to get help to Prevent spread of the Avian Flu

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food will be holding an info session on Tuesday (September 27th) for small flock poultry owners in Williams Lake.

The session will be to help owners learn about the avian virus, how they can protect their flock(s), and how to prepare for potential impacts if their birds fall ill.

“This is a disease we don’t want to live with, so we do have to find it and get rid of it as soon as we can.” says Vicki Bowes, Ministry of Agriculture and Food’s Avian Pathologist.

“What I want to be able to provide is the context of the regulatory framework, and why we respond, in particular to this disease the way we do.”

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The info session will be led by B.C. government veterinary specialists, and will be held at Thompson Rivers University, from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

Attendees will receive a free biosecurity kit containing tools and information to help maintain good biosecurity practices.

Seating is limited, for the session, which you can register to here.

For more information on the Avian Influenza, and the information session, you can find them here.

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