Understanding how infectious diseases can spread will helps set up prevention rules.

The Avian Inlfuenza virus can be spread by:

- poultry litter,
- barn equipment & vehicles,
- people (visitors)
- animals (wild birds & animals)
- insects  

barn   wheels   boots 

rats  crow  insects

Avoid direct and/or indirect contact between your flocks and free flying birds (and their feces),

AI virus can be spread via feces from infected birds carry on clothing, equipment boots, shoes and tires. Therefore, it’s very important to control “traffic” between infected and uninfected farms/barns.

PREVENTION AT THE FARM LEVEL

1 - Is your farm fenced? Check the fence surrounding the farm.
2 - All visitors’ traffic should be registered (name of every visitor, date and reason of visit should be noted in the visitors register even if they don’t enter the barns
3 - Avoid visits 2 different farms within 48 hours
4 - Limit the farm access to on entrance & exit
5 - This road should be Clean and disinfect daily
6 - All vehicles should leave outside the farm otherwise, should be cleaning & disinfected before entering the farm and before leaving the farm (special attention should be paid to wheels, tires, mudguards)
7 - Disinfection boots/shoes & tiers should be applied. Provide foot and wheel dip baths/mats filled with a registered disinfectant.
8 - Ask your veterinarian for supporting.
 

PREVENTION AT THE BARN LEVEL

1 - Keep the barns locked at all times!
2 - Enter a poultry barn ONLY if necessary
3 - Put Foot mats/baths at the entrance and exit of every barn and ensure their use!
4 - All material has to be cleaned and disinfected before and after usage
5 - To ensure that wild birds/animals cannot contaminate poultry pens and drinking water supplies
6 - Apply an effective pest control program
7 - Avoid pets entering the barns (Pets Free Barns)
8 - Avoid pets entering the barns (Pets Free Barns) 

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