Avian Health Program

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Avian Health Program

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e-mail: Avian Health Program

What We Do:

  • Monitor and manage the National Poultry Improvement Plan in Washington State.
  • Conduct disease testing at county fairs.
  • Provide education and outreach.
  • Operate a sick bird hotline for reporting illness or death in flocks.
  • Respond to animal disease outbreaks in our state

Avian Certification Training

One goal of the Avian Health Program is to educate Washington poultry owners, veterinarians, and the general public about avian diseases, and to provide training on appropriate prevention and control measures. We are providing an entry level course for Washington State residents to make participants aware of:

  1. Infectious diseases
  2. Agents that may produce infectious disease in birds
  3. Steps to take to minimize the risk of spreading disease
Washington residents who successfully pass the tests will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Our Mission is to conduct surveillance, detect and contain avian diseases,promote biosecurity through education and outreach, protect animal and humanhealth, and support the economic vitality of the poultry industry.

Our Vision is that we ensure Washington State poultry remains free from major infectious and zoonotic diseases, to preserve indemnity status, and enhance the marketability for the poultry industry.

WSDA Avian Health Program Contact Information

Dr. Dana Dobbs - Avian Health Program Veterinarian
Phone (509) 607-4974
Email: ddobbs@agr.wa.gov

Beth Reitz - Avian Health Program Specialist
Phone: (360) 725-5494
Email: breitz@agr.wa.gov
Physical Address:    Mailing Address:
1111 Washington St SE     PO Box 42577
Olympia, WA 98504      Olympia, WA 98504

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