Recent Articles Recent Articles for Poultry Health Inspection (PHI) Program en <a href="/news/2020-06-30-fair-cancellation-update" hreflang="en">2020-06-30: Fair cancellation update</a> <p><span><span>The fairs listed below have now been cancelled.  Also see the 5/25 and previous announcements to see fairs that have previously been cancelled.</span></span></p> June 30, 2020 - 5:45pm davemery <a href="/news/2020-06-01-vnd-regional-quarantine-lifted" hreflang="en">2020-06-01:  vND Regional Quarantine Lifted</a> <p><span><span>Note that the Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) quarantine has ended in Southern California.  Please see the details here:  </span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href=""></a></span></span></p> June 01, 2020 - 6:23pm davemery <a href="/news/2020-05-25-fair-cancellation-update" hreflang="en">2020-05-25: Fair cancellation update</a> <p>These fairs have been cancelled or have announced "no poultry" since the last update on 4/29/20.</p> May 25, 2020 - 5:41pm davemery <a href="/news/2020-04-29-current-status-2020-fairs-and-expositions-california" hreflang="en">2020-04-29: Current Status of 2020 Fairs and Expositions in California</a> <p><span><span>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.  </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Dr. Bradley</span></span></p> April 29, 2020 - 1:04pm davemery <a href="/news/2020-02-21-another-positive-backyard-case-san-bernardino-county" hreflang="en">2020-02-21: Another Positive Backyard case in San Bernardino County</a> <div> <p><span><span><span>Dr. Bradley discouraged to announce that as of February 18, 2020 there is another positive backyard premise in San Bernardino County.</span></span></span></p> </div> February 21, 2020 - 1:02pm davemery <a href="/news/2020-02-06-list-upcoming-fairs-no-live-poultry" hreflang="en">2020-02-06: List of upcoming Fairs with no live poultry</a> <table><tbody><tr><td><span><span><span><span><span>Here is our best information as to the list of California fairs that will not have live poultry in 20209. </span></span></span></span></span></td> </tr><tr><td> <p><span><span><span><span><span>*These fairs have been added since the last update.</span></span></span></span></span></p> February 06, 2020 - 12:16pm davemery <a href="/news/2020-02-03-virulent-newcastle-disease-update-state-veterinarian" hreflang="en">2020-02-03: virulent Newcastle disease update from State Veterinarian</a> <p>Below is the January 31 update on the virulent Newcastle disease regarding fairs and poultry shows from Dr. Jones, the California State Veterinarian.</p> <p><a data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="afd80641-6eed-49c1-8b12-c9bb595ecd42" href="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk6711/files/inline-files/State%20Veterinarian%20VND%20Update%20for%20Fairs%20and%20Shows.pdf">StateVeterinarianUpdateFairsandShows.pdf</a></p> <p> </p> February 03, 2020 - 7:02pm davemery <a href="/news/2020-01-27-midwinter-phi-refresher-course" hreflang="en">2020-01-27 Midwinter PHI Refresher Course</a> <p>2020 Midwinter PHI Refresher Course</p> <p>        Sat., Feb. 15th, post-7 PM Humboldt Poultry Fanciers’ Association (HPFA) Show*</p> <p>        Banquet, Turf Rm, Humboldt Co. Fairgrounds, Ferndale</p> <p>I will present details on the  status of the vND outbreak, outlook for live poultry shows during 2020 Fair season, &amp; participation of PHIs in the eradication effort.</p> <p>!! A gift will be presented to the first PHI reading this notice and leaving a message on my office phone 760 699-5078)!!</p> January 27, 2020 - 8:52pm davemery <a href="/news/2019-12-21-vnd-positive-la-county-pet-store" hreflang="en">2019-12-21: vND positive in LA County pet store</a> <p>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.<br /><br />                  -Dr. Francine Bradley</p> December 22, 2019 - 7:18am davemery <a href="/news/2019-12-20-more-confirmed-vnd-cases-southern-california" hreflang="en">2019-12-20: More confirmed vND cases in southern California</a> <p>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.”</p> December 21, 2019 - 11:08am davemery