Industry fears even one bird flu case

DELAWARE - Sam Slabaugh is doing everything he can to protect his 90,000-chicken Delmar farm from the deadly avian flu virus.

He is following industry-recommended biosecurity measures. He changes his outfit whenever he enters his farm. Access to his chicken houses is strictly monitored. And he avoids the notoriously dangerous live bird markets. He has stuffed foam into every conceivable hole in his three poultry houses to prevent birds from squeezing in.

Despite all his precautions, there is one thing Slabaugh and other poultry farmers can't control: wild birds.

Source: The News Journal
calendar icon 17 April 2006
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