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Georgia Ag Officials Issue Poultry Stop Movement Order PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jimmy Holbrook   
Friday, 17 March 2017

On Thursday, Georgia Agriculture officials issued a "stop movement" order for all poultry and fowl in the state.  This means no poultry or fowl can be sold at flea-markets or trade days and all poultry shows have been put on hold. 

State Veterinarian Robert M. Cobb, Jr. issued the order in response to cases of bird flu in Alabama and Tennessee.  

The stop order says that all poultry producers, including people with backyard flocks should institute strict bio-security measures with their poultry operations.  The order goes on to say that all outdoor poultry should be moved indoors into bio-secure housing.  If this is not possible, then the Georgia Department of Agriculture should be notified.  

Also all poultry producers should be especially careful if they are around other poultry producers - including those with backyard flocks to prevent the spread of any possible contamination.  

If you experience sudden death in your poultry flock, you should contact the hotline that has been set up by the Georgia Department of Agriculture at 855-491-1432.

If you have questions, you can call the Chattooga County Extension Office at 706-857-0744. 

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 March 2017 )
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