Trainees will understand the elements of successfully planning for and responding to a poultry disease outbreak, including state and local policies, indemnification agreements, incident command management structures, required animal diagnostic laboratory infrastructure, media relations, and multi-jurisdictional cooperation.
Trainees will fully understand the personnel requirements to successfully respond to poultry disease outbreaks.
Trainees will understand the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for all personnel responding to an outbreak.
Trainees will understand the options available to cull sick flocks (CO2, foam, etc.).
Trainees will understand about the options to dispose of culled flocks including in-house composting.
Trainees will learn the techniques to clean and disinfect a poultry house to get it back into production as quickly as possible.
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.
University of Delaware • College of Agriculture & Natural Resources • Newark, DE 19716 • Phone: 302-831-2501 •