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Salmonella in Backyard Poultry

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you have questions about salmonella in your backyard poultry? Join us for a conversation about risk factors and control measures, with opportunities for Q&A. For a printable flyer click here.

In light of recent outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to live poultry, the Avian Disease Program and the Cornell University Duck Research Laboratory have partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension to help educate backyard poultry owners about the dangers of Salmonella infections.

Contact with live poultry or their environment can make people sick with Salmonella infections. Live poultry such as chickens and ducks can carry Salmonella bacteria but appear healthy and clean, with no sign of illness.

In 2017, there were 1,120 cases of Salmonella infections originating from back yard poultry in 48 states, the largest number ever recorded 249 people were hospitalized and one death was recorded. Already in 2018 we have 124 cases recorded in 36 states resulting in 21 hospitalizations.

In this class, we will discuss how Salmonella can infect humans and what steps backyard poultry owners can take to make themselves and their families safe. This class will be taught by: 

  • Dr. Gavin Hitchener with Cornell University’s Duck Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Jarra Jagne with the New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Free and open to the public but space is limited. Pre-registration is required by August 20.  

RSVP to Jason Detzel:  845-340-3990 x327 or email

Sponsored by the NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Southeast Regional Livestock Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster, Orange, Sullivan and Dutchess Counties.

Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please call 845-340-3990 if you have special needs/accommodations.


Free and Open to the Public


CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401