Posted: April 28, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has created a hotline that poultry owners can call if you suspect your poultry is infected with avian influenza.

On Saturday, April 16, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed the state's first positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in domestic poultry, a flock of commercial layer chickens on a Lancaster County poultry farm.

The PDA has created a hotline that poultry owners can call if you suspect your poultry is infected with avian influenza, please report your concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services.

PDA Bureau of Animal Health: 717-772-2852

Press 1 to be connected to the on-call veterinarian

Note that this phone line is monitored 24/7

Bird owners can also register their flock with PDA so that PDA can contact them in the event of an animal disease outbreak near their location:

http://www.pda.pa.gov/PremisesRegistration/

Sick or dead wild birds should be reported to the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 610-926-3136 or pgc-wildlifehealth@pa.gov.

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