News

2020-06-30: Fair cancellation update

June 30, 2020

The fairs listed below have now been cancelled.  Also see the 5/25 and previous announcements to see fairs that have previously been cancelled.

2020-04-29: Current Status of 2020 Fairs and Expositions in California

April 29, 2020

There has been no blanket decision about the implications of COVID-19 on our Fair season.  As of April 27, the following Fairs have published their 2020 status as shown below.   The information is divided by month (May, June, and July) and the fairs listed alphabetically within each month. 

Dr. Bradley

2020-01-27 Midwinter PHI Refresher Course

January 27, 2020

2020 Midwinter PHI Refresher Course

        Sat., Feb. 15th, post-7 PM Humboldt Poultry Fanciers’ Association (HPFA) Show*

        Banquet, Turf Rm, Humboldt Co. Fairgrounds, Ferndale

I will present details on the  status of the vND outbreak, outlook for live poultry shows during 2020 Fair season, & participation of PHIs in the eradication effort.

!! A gift will be presented to the first PHI reading this notice and leaving a message on my office phone 760 699-5078)!!

2019-12-21: vND positive in LA County pet store

December 22, 2019

Urgent: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019 - just confirmed - vND positive in a Los Angeles County pet store.  Please note: this is another commercial property.  It is NOT a backyard flock.  It does NOT involve game fowl.  Please know that the virus does not care the breed of chicken, nor who the owner is.  EVERYONE must work together with the highest biosecurity, to stop the spread of this disease.

                 -Dr. Francine Bradley

2019-12-20: More confirmed vND cases in southern California

December 21, 2019

At this writing, the number of confirmed vND cases in southern California, continues to increase.  Our State Veterinarian, Dr. Annette Jones, “strongly advises postponing all poultry shows in high risk areas OUTSIDE of the current vND regional quarantine, particularly those in the Central Valley of California.”