Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 20, 2008 10:00 ET

Information Session for Owners of Backyard Poultry Flocks

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2008) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador invite owners of small or backyard poultry flocks to attend a free information session on how to help prevent and detect poultry 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 Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at the Provincial Agriculture Building located at 308 Brookfield Road, in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. 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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