Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

October 20, 2008 10:00 ET

Information Session for Owners of Backyard Poultry Flocks

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2008) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the province of Ontario invite owners of small or backyard flocks of birds to attend a free information session on how to help prevent and detect avian diseases, such as avian influenza.

Area bird owners and the general public are welcome to attend the session from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at Otonabee College (room 203), Trent University located at 2151 East Bank Drive in Peterborough, Ontario. Representatives from the CFIA and the provincial government will be available to answer questions.

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

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