2021: Digital Poultry Calendar
This year, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) used the winning entries from the annual Poultry Photo Contest to make a calendar that is available online so it is more accessible. People can print the entire 2021 calendar featuring the winning photos. NDA is using the photos online and in printed materials to share information about the importance of biosecurity.
NDA’s poultry contest was funded through a grant from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Service.
2021 Poultry Calendar - English (PDF) | 2021 Poultry Calendar - Spanish (PDF)
- Avian Influenza Brochure
- What are the signs of avian influenza in birds?
- Decrease in egg production.
- Soft-shelled or misshapen eggs.
- Swelling of the head, eyelids, comb, and wattles.
- Purple discoloration of the wattles, combs, and legs.
- Respiratory signs: coughing, sneezing, respiratory distress.
- Unstable coordination.
- Sudden death.
- Testing for Avian Influenza:
How do I test for avian influenza?
- Call 800-831-0550 to schedule a test. An AI Inspector will come to your premises and take swabs. In most cases, no more than 30 birds will be tested. The birds are not harmed as the vent is swabbed. Quick and painless, the average time spent on each one of the premises is one hour or less.
- Swabs are then sent to the University of Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center for testing. A positive test will result in immediate contact with the producer. All test results are usually available within a week and mailed to the producer.
Benefits of testing for avian influenza
- Protects poultry industry.
- Protects public health.
- No cost to producers.
- Gain marketing edge with AI monitored status.
- FAQs About Avian Influenza for Poultry Industry
- Biosecurity Pays Video
- USDA Avian Influenza
- USDA Defend the Flock Program
Information for Poultry Sales / Exhibitions / Game Birds