Update: Bird Flu on Dairies 5-8-2024

Update: Bird Flu on Dairies 5-8-2024

New information is coming to light on extent of outbreak, how it’s transferred, food safety, and protecting employees. As disease investigations continue, additional dairy herds affected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI or “Bird Flu”) have been identified....

Wild Bird Deterrence

Based on laboratory and epidemiologic studies disease investigators have concluded that wild birds introduced Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI, or “Bird Flu”) into one or more Midwestern dairy herds. The same viral strain isolated from clinical cows has also...

What to Expect if HPAI Should Occur in CA

HPAI in cattle has not been detected in California so the PPE precautions described below are not at this time required on our dairies. What to expect from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) should we start to see cases of HPAI on California dairies....
Keeping Herds Safe from Bird Flu

Keeping Herds Safe from Bird Flu

By Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and Director, CDQAP For many producers there is a no more pressing concern than the identification of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle. As of this writing there has been laboratory...
Forage Anyone?

Forage Anyone?

By Deanne Meyer, Ph.D. Livestock Waste Management Specialist, Department of Animal Science, UC Davis and UC ANR The wet winter has given way to peak activity for harvest. Do remember to take appropriate representative samples for analysis. Sampling forage from each...

Dairy PLUS Practice Field Days in May

The Dairy PLUS Program provides millions of dollars to fund climate-smart advanced manure management technologies (in addition to AMMP and DDRDP funds)! With support from Sustainable Conservation and CDRF, the CDQAP will be hosting a series of field days. Come see...