High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Highly pathogenic avian influenza detected (HPAI)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza detected (HPAI)

Below you’ll find the recording of the presentation from Dr. Wall, as well as the references that was shared during the presentation and Q and A. 

As Dr. Wall mentioned, this is a rapidly-evolving outbreak, and updates will regularly be shared through Cornell’s New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY-EDEN) and through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office.

CCE Flock Talk - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Webinar

If you think your flock has been exposed to HPAI, contact Judy Wright.

Where do I report sick birds?


For more information on keeping your flock safe and for general tips on implementing biosecurity measures for small and backyard flocks, visit the USDA-APHIS Defend the Flock web page: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/defend-the-flock-program/dtf-resources


More information about HPAI can be found at:


Raptors and HPAI:

More information about how raptors are affected by this virus was shared by the University of Minnesota on 2/28/22. The link to the webinar recording can be found at: https://mediaspace.umn.edu/media/t/1_n0drrg4i

NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Program):

There are many hatcheries that participate in this program, which tests against poultry diseases, including Avian Influenza. Participating hatcheries also have biosecurity measures in place to help mitigate the risk of disease on their farms, which means a lower risk to you if you’re buying chicks in. If you aren’t sure if the hatchery you source from is NPIP certified, you can use this NPIP Participants States page to search for them (the map is clickable): http://www.poultryimprovement.org/statesContent.cfm

The New York specific hatchery page can be found here:


Help Stop Avian Flu – Take Down Your Bird Feeders!

Cornell Cooperative Extension shares why taking down bird feeders can help stop the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - by Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program



Judy Wright
Sr. Agriculture Economic Specialist
315-539-9251 ext. 109

Last updated March 21, 2022