Live webinar on avian influenza, poultry diseases Thursday morning |

Live webinar on avian influenza, poultry diseases Thursday morning

Nevada Appeal staff report will host a live webinar at 7 a.m. Thursday by sister publication Backyard Poultry magazine on avian flu outbreak and poultry diseases.
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To help answer questions about the current outbreak of avian influenza across North America, Backyard Poultry magazine will be hosting a live webinar 7 a.m., April 30.

Backyard Poultry Editor Ryan Slabaugh will interview experts about how avian influenza affects backyard flock owners, what is avian influenza, and lead a discussion about how poultry owners can best prevent their flocks from getting diseases. You can find the show available live at

The show will be available for replay after the live event at

Panelists include:

Dr. Sherrill Davison, Director of the Laboratory of Avian Medicine and Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and Agriculture Spokesperson for Penn Vet.

Dr. Gordon Ballam, Director of Lifestyle Innovation & Technical Service, Purina Animal Nutrition.

Jeremy Chartier, who has been raising poultry since 1995. He holds an associate’s degree in Animal Science from University of Connecticut, and writes for

Alexandra Douglas, poultry expert, long-time flock owner and writer, is the author of Coturnix Revolution: The Success in Keeping the Versatile Coturnix: Everything you Need to Know about the Japanese Quail.

For more information, and to view our previous webinar, visit

Backyard Poultry magazine is a sister publication of the Nevada Appeal.

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