After a 2 month period with no new positive vND findings, there has been confirmation of a new positive in San Bernardino County. Everyone must be on high alert. Exercise the highest levels of biosecurity.
Dr. Bradley is relaying the following announcement from USDA: “The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease (VND) in a small flock of pet chickens in Coconino County, Arizona. This is the first case of VND in Arizona.”
Dr. Bradley wants everyone to be aware that CDFA staff has just released confirmation “that one chicken taken to a veterinary office in Redwood City died of VND.” Staff members also report that “at this moment we are not aware of any other cases in Northern California but we are very actively investigating.”