Avian Influenza: Protect your Birds

Avian Influenza: Protect your Birds

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) is asking for your help in optimizing avian flu prevention measures for small bird farms.


The threat of avian influenza is now present all year round and here to stay. Although the spring migration period increases the risk of domestic birds being exposed to the virus, infections can occur in any season.

Faced with this new reality, biosecurity is our best weapon.

It's imperative that all poultry owners, whatever the size of their farm, rigorously comply with protection and prevention measures. Everyone has a responsibility to protect their birds and the health of the Quebec flock.

Keep your birds safe:

  • Visit Québec.ca/Grippeaviaire for detailed information and recommendations on good biosafety practices.
  • Subscribe to the Small Farms newsletter (available in French only): you'll receive e-mail updates on animal diseases, regulatory requirements and tips on animal husbandry and biosecurity.
  • Learn more about biosecurity: in partnership with MAPAQ, the Magon consulting firm is offering a series of free virtual conferences to deepen your knowledge of biosecurity and improve animal disease prevention in small-scale livestock operations. For dates and links, visit the Magon website (available in French only).