NC Agriculture Department talks avian flu with flock owners

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Agriculture department officials in North Carolina are holding a series of meeting with backyard poultry owners to talk about the dangers of avian flu.

Public information officer Jennifer Kendrick said in a statement that the agency wants to warn owners about the virus that is expected to arrive in North Carolina this fall.

Veterinarians will give an overview of the outbreak of the health problem in the United States, as well as how North Carolina plans to protect commercial poultry and small flocks.

They will also discuss the registry for backyard flock owners and how they can protect their animals.

The first session is Tuesday afternoon in Greensboro. Meetings are planned Wednesday in Monroe, Friday in Nashville, Sept. 8 in Kenansville and Sept. 11 in Morganton.

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