Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 31, 2008 11:00 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Information Session for Owners of Small Flocks and Pet Birds

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 31, 2008) - Owners of small or backyard flocks of birds are invited to attend a free information session on how to help prevent and detect bird diseases, such as avian influenza. The session is being hosted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Area bird owners and the general public are welcome to drop in from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2008, at the Royal Canadian Legion located at 919 York Road in Guelph, Ontario. Representatives from the CFIA and the provincial government will be available to answer questions.

A series of presentations will also be held throughout the evening. Topics include preventing the spread and introduction of disease, how to spot the signs of illness and what to do if a disease is detected.

This session is one of three being held in early 2008 in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario. Additional sessions are being planned for other areas of Canada later in 2008.

For more information about this information session please call Marilyn Taylor at 519-837-5852 or visit

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  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency