Hello Friends of AMC!
Newcastle Disease Update!! MANDATORY QUARANTINE!! See links below. This is very important information for ALL bird owners. This disease can affect ANY bird! Keep your pet birds inside. WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWING ANY SICK BIRDS (if their symptoms match Newcastle Disease) INTO OUR FACILITY DURING THIS QUARANTINE PERIOD. Please call for details and, be patient, as the rules may change from day to day. For parrots and other non-poultry/backyard birds, they (CDFA) must test them first. If they test positive then the CDFA may confiscate your bird. When it comes to backyard birds that fall within the mandatory quarantine zones, you will have no choice but to surrender your birds. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE YOUR BIRDS TO OTHER AREAS!! This is illegal and is how this disease is spread. We know, this really sucks but this is the only way this disease will be eradicated. Please see links below for additional information.
Overview – 2/27/19 – https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/newcastle_disease_info.html
Signs and Symptoms – https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/pdfs/SignsDiseasePoultryPetBirds.pdf
Information for Bird Owners – https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/pdfs/V_N_D_English.pdf
We do hope your weekend has gone well, Take care and God Bless.
Dr. Bart, Dr. Hsing, Dr. Code and the Awesome Staff of AMC of Corona!!