USDA Discusses Poultry Improvement Plan

US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that it will hold a meeting regarding the national poultry improvement plan on the fifth of June.
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The general conference committee serves as the liaison between the poultry industry and USDA in matters pertaining to poultry health. In addition, the committee assists USDA in planning, organizing and conducting the NPIP biennial conference.

Topics for discussion at the upcoming meeting will include the H5/H7 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) program for commercial layers, broilers and turkeys.

Also on the agenda is compartmentalization of notifiable avian influenza free zones, H5/H7 LPAI program for raised-for-release upland gamebird flocks and evaluation of rapid detection assays for Salmonella. Finally they will consider the evaluation of antigen detection assays for avian influenza.

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