Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) is Circulating in BC
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food strongly recommends and requests that all small lot and backyard flock poultry and domestic waterfowl producers avoid commingling.
If a flock is suffering from any unexplained clinical signs or increased mortality, bird owners should contact a professional for help and sampling.
Do not take sick birds off the property. Contain any deceased birds in a secure container to prevent further spread to humans, pets or wildlife.
If a bird owner suspects their flock is infected:
To receive assistance or to report any unexplained poultry illness or mortality, contact:
• your private veterinarian, OR
• call the nearest Canada Food Inspection Agency Office
(Prince George: 250-561-6924, Dawson Creek: 250-719-6855)
• the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Animal Health Centre at 1-800-661-9903
Bird owners are legally responsible to notify authorities of serious bird diseases such as bird flu.
If you spot a sick or dead wild bird, call the Wild Bird Mortality Investigation Program hotline at 1-866-431-2473