Taking Biosecurity Measures to Limit Your Legal Liability for the Spread of Avian Influenza

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Photo by Edwin Remsberg

The possibility of an avian influenza (AI) outbreak on the Delmarva is a scary possibility. The recent AI outbreak in the Midwest has resulted in the infection of over 48 million birds on 223 farms. Infected birds are euthanized to help contain the disease, resulting in large economic loss to both the grower and integrator. With this in mind, poultry growers and companies often have questions about potential liability if AI breaks out on one farm