Newcastle or not?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Dany12, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no experience with Newcastle, so have no reason to doubt the reports claiming it's the cause. I can only say that this is truly heartbreaking.
     
  2. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sad. From the comments they seem to be having the same problems with government corruption that we are.
     
  3. FrankYLegend

    FrankYLegend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sad... People also need to know the value of WILD Indian Peafowl, lean-legged robust birds not chubby birds that struggle to fly. So much for the evaluation as "Least Concern" when the wild phenotype is still threatened.
     
  4. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    So awful to see that. I wonder if newcastle has ever run a bad course here in the U.S.
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    OH MY! :hit
     
  7. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Thanks so much for the read Zazouse. That answered my question.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Source:http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/newcastle_disease_info.html

    Exotic Newcastle Disease - California Historical Reflection




    Outbreaks of END severely affect the poultry industry. In 1971, a major outbreak occurred in commercial poultry flocks in Southern California. In all, 1,341 infected flocks were identified and almost 12 million birds were destroyed. The eradication program cost taxpayers $56 million, severely disrupted the operations of many producers and increased the prices of poultry and poultry products to consumers.
    The 2002-03 END outbreak, originally confirmed in backyard poultry in Southern California, spread to commercial poultry operations in California and backyard poultry in Arizona, Nevada and Texas. The Governor of California declared a State of Emergency, the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared an Extraordinary Emergency, and local emergencies were declared in San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties. A USDA and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Task Force was formed that involved over 7,000 individuals rotating in and out over the course of the outbreak. Trade restrictions resulting from the disease had negative impacts on California and U.S. poultry and egg producers. The outbreak, from discovery to eradication, lasted eleven months. The outbreak response led to the depopulation of 3.16 million birds at a cost of $161 million.


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    Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Information

     
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  9. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Has it turned up at all in your state since then that you heard? Or was it totally eradicated?
     

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