Advice for Fair Goers: How to prevent the spread of poultry diseases

The Tennessee State Veterinarian has some advice for fairgoers this year. Dr. Samantha Beaty has been set up at the Tennessee State Fair this week. She is making sure poultry do not bring in or take home any diseases and she is encouraging others to help with biosecurity efforts.

“I would advise fair goers not to handle the poultry. Certainly, if it’s not your bird you’d want to ask permission anyway, but if you are going to be in contact with poultry best practice is to make sure you wash your hands, don’t eat between holding birds and washing hands make sure you do that before you have any sort of contact with your mouth,” said Beaty.

The Tennessee State Fair kicked off today and runs through Saturday, August 27th.


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