Colorado’s Department of Agriculture temporarily suspending all Poultry events through an emergency rule
CDA has issued an emergency rule, effective immediately, to temporarily suspend all Colorado poultry events including all poultry shows, meets, sales, swaps, and competitions. This rule is in effect for 90 days, unless otherwise modified.
In 2022, avian influenza has been detected in wild bird species across 29 states impacting more than 15 million poultry and birds.
At this time, there have been no detections of HPAI in commercial or backyard poultry flocks in Colorado, but avian influenza is a highly contagious and fatal animal disease that can be transferred from wild bird populations to domestic poultry. The State Veterinarian’s Office will hold an informational webinar on Wednesday, April 6, from 5pm to 7pm and is taking questions until then. Find this form and registration at ag.colorado.gov/hpai.