Newcastle Disease

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.”

2019-11-25: New virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) cases in San Bernardino County

November 25, 2019

Unfortunately, November has seen the detection of 3 new cases of vND.  The cases involved 2 backyards and one retail store (feed and pets).   “Good job” to the backyarder who contacted a veterinarian when the home flock became ill.

We will never get out from under the quarantine, as long as new cases continue to pop up.   Most people are doing a good job following directives.  Please spread the word and keep reminding fellow backyarders to obey the quarantine and practice the best biosecurity possible.

-Dr. Francine Bradley

2019-08-30: Positive vND in San Diego

September 01, 2019

A positive vND flock in San Diego County was confirmed.   PLEASE obey the  Quarantine orders.   Even if you are outside the Quarantine Area, practice the highest levels of biosecurity.

      -Dr. Bradley

2019-08-15: New vND finding in San Bernardino County

August 15, 2019

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.

2019-04-09: List of Fairs with no live poultry

April 10, 2019

Here is our best information as to the list of California fairs that will not have live poultry in 2019. 

*These fairs have been added since the last update.

2019-04-05: vND found in Arizona

April 05, 2019

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.”

2019-01-18: VIRULENT NEWCASTLE DISEASE (VND) OUTBREAK CONTINUES

January 18, 2019

 The vND outbreak shows no signs of letting up.   We now have 3 commercial chicken ranches in Southern California that have been depopulated.  This week, our State Veterinarian – Dr. Annette Jones – released the following relative to upcoming poultry shows (and other live bird events):

To support our disease containment and eradication efforts, the California State Veterinarian is recommending that all poultry exhibitions that include birds from high-risk counties (Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) be cancelled.