Emergency Management of Poultry Disease Outbreaks Certificate

Course Objectives:

  1. Trainees will understand the elements of successfully planning for and responding to a poultry disease outbreak, including incident command management structures, surveillance of wild birds and commercial poultry, quarantine, biosecurity, depopulation, disposal, disinfection, and multi-jurisdictional cooperation.

  2. Trainees will fully understand the personnel requirements to successfully respond to poultry disease outbreaks.

  3. Trainees will understand the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for personnel responding to an outbreak.

  4. Trainees will understand the options available to cull sick flocks (CO2, foam, etc.). Trainees will understand the procedure to cull sick flocks using water based foam.

  5. Trainees will understand the options to dispose of culled flocks. Trainees will understand the procedure to implement in-house composting.

  6. Trainees will learn the key characteristics of a disinfection strategy and techniques to clean and disinfect poultry houses and equipment.
Delaware state veterinarian tries foam dpeopulation system.

Funding for the Emergency Poultry Disease Certificate course in 2009 and 2010 was provided by the USDA Avian Influenza Combined Agriculture Project titled “Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza in the U.S.” (AICAP 2).  Additional information on the AICAP 2 project is available at http://www.aicap.umd.edu.