|Sims, Les - Consultant|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/1/2016
Publication Date: 10/24/2016
Citation: Sims, L., Swayne, D.E. 2016. Avian influenza control strategies. In: Swayne, D.E., editor. Animal Influenza. 2nd edition. Ames, IA: Wiley- Blackwell. p.363-377.
Technical Abstract: Control strategies for avian influenza in poultry vary depending on whether the goal is prevention, management, or eradication. Components used in control programs include: 1) education which includes communication, public awareness, and behavioral change, 2) changes to production and marketing systems resulting in enhancement to biosecurity, 3) diagnostics and surveillance, 4) elimination of infected poultry, and 5) decreasing host susceptibility, usually through vaccination. The degree of implementation of specific components depends on the pathotype of the virus, species of poultry affected, poultry industry production and distribution structure, and country status.