Migratory Bird Program
Avian Health and Disease
Avian Health Mallard Die Off
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Morbidity and mortality monitoring, response, and technical assistance

  • Assemble and distribute morbidity and mortality response kits
  • Conduct training and preparedness activities for response to mortality events

    • Regional (refuges – field investigation, management plans, contingency plans)
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    • Incident response (managerial level – incident command training, communications plans, contingency plans)
    • Building expertise: present courses providing in depth information on emerging, exotic, and indigenous avian diseases; work with NCTC, NWHC, SCWDS to present training sessions
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  • Conduct table top and field exercises for disease response
  • Collaborate with refuges, state agencies, disease laboratories to ensure carcass collection, mortality investigation

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Last updated: March 18, 2011