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Poultry Disease Planning Tool

Clara Brandt

turkeys in a barn

When disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed

The Poultry Disease Planning Tool is a web-based management tool that helps Minnesota poultry producers prepare for and reduce the impact of a disease outbreak. The tool was developed at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine by Clara Brandt and Dr. Carol Cardona with funds from the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.

The website allows users to:

Producers provide their specific information to populate documents within the tool (e.g. submission form, contact sheet, First Contact Questionnaire).

During an outbreak, approved Minnesota Board of Animal Health officials will need to access the First Contact Questionnaire. Having this form completed and available in advance will decrease the amount of time needed to collect information before depopulation can take place.

What are some unique functionalities of the planning tool?

Ability to request or verify Minnesota or National Premises ID

Access to the property map

Access to the Disposal Calculation Tool

How to register:

  1. Create an account using an e-mail address and password.
  2. Enter information about the poultry operation.

Key Systems

  1. Alert and Self Quarantine
    • Recognize the essential operations to prevent infection
    • Keep disease from spreading if birds do become infected
  2. Testing
    • Access submission forms, laboratory information, and sampling instructions
  3. Appraisal and Indemnity
    • Collect all needed information before filling out the appropriate forms to speed up the process
  4. Depopulation
    • Understand available depopulation methods and preparation actions
  5. Disposal
    • Learn about different disposal methods, preparation actions and what supplies and materials will be needed
  6. Virus Elimination
    • Follow the essential steps of cleaning and disinfecting

Watch this video for a guided introduction to the online tool.

Download the Disease Planning Tool Fact Sheet

September 2016

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