Event Cancelled – Due to HPAI – Franklin County 4-H Embryology Marek’s Vaccine Training and Clinic

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If you are a 4-H agent or Program Assistant who will hatch out chicks with 4-H Embryology, please join us for a training to learn about Marek’s Disease and how to vaccinate chicks. Marek’s is a disease ubiquitous in the environment that can cause death. Marek’s is NOT treatable but is PREVENTABLE with vaccination. Sign up to learn more about Marek’s Disease and how to administer this vaccine to chicks.
What:   4-H Embryology Marek’s Vaccine Training and Clinic
When:  April 14, 2022; training from 2-3 p.m. and vaccination clinic from 3-4 p.m.
Where: Franklin County Extension Office
             103 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC 27549
Please register by April 12, 2022. Click HERE to register.
Please remember that Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza is present in NC at this time. Please practice B.E.S.T. Biosecurity:
B – Bird Boots – keep coop boots (& clothes) at home
E – Eliminate Exposure- to other birds
S – Super Soap – clean clothes, vehicles, etc. that have contact with flocks
T- Tell a veterinarian if you see symptoms of AI in any birds (NC State Veterinary Office at 919-707-3250 or NC Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System at 919-733-3986).
Biosecurity measures will be in place at this event, and the number of participants will be limited.
Thank you, Franklin County Extension for providing use of their facilities for this event, Mr. Neal Martin of Zoetis for supplying vaccine, and Dr. Rocio Crespo and the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Avian Health program for sharing their expertise.