BOSTON — MDAR’s Division of Animal Health has temporarily halted poultry shows and exhibitions due to increased highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) risk.
In response to the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domestic birds in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Director of Animal Health hereby orders the cancelation or postponement of all competitions, exhibitions, shows, swaps or other in-person events encouraging the gathering or commingling of domestic fowl or poultry in Massachusetts until further notice.
The above notice does not prohibit the movement of domestic fowl or poultry into slaughter channels, including licensed live bird market sales facilities.
This Order will be rescinded on July 1, 2022, unless circumstances demand an extension at that time.
ISSUED TO: All individuals, entities, associations, and interested parties involved in the hosting or organization of any exhibition, show, swap or other in-person event encouraging the gathering or commingling of domestic fowl or poultry.
Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
For inquiries or questions kindly contact us at: Michael Cahill, Director of the Division of Animal Health, 617-626-1795.
View more information and the official order at: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/poultry-program
–Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources