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Avian Influenza 2022

rocky'smom

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I went thru my disinfectants,
Lysol is definite yes. 16489214782221898371781.jpg 1648921502291421386657.jpg 16489215478461402561832.jpg
Citrus II is possible yes
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Tru-Clean I am going call Monday morning because there is no definite answer 1648921679312702850507.jpg
I'm not sure about F-10 because I don't have any in the house.
 

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Since I keep seeing this topic pop up I checked out the current situation in the US. There have been 482 wild birds (across 28 states) and 17,271,073 poultry (across 23 states) affected. Yikes :eek:

Bear in mind that the numbers for poultry are so high not because they've been infected or died of avian influenza but because if the virus is found in even one bird, the entire flock is killed.
 

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To add to Steves post, that tin says it has a Linen scent, so it´s a scented aerosol.
 

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I know you're aware of this, but posting for the benefit of those who may not -- no aerosol products are safe to use around our birds.
To add to Steves post, that tin says it has a Linen scent, so it´s a scented aerosol.
This will be OUTSIDE OF MY DOOR just like I did with covid.
 

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Is this level of biosecurity necessary? I try to avoid over exposure to chemicals. No outside shoes go in.
 

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I believe it is, for couple of reasons. One this is high pathogenic avian Influenza, there are 2 forms of avian influenza HPAI and LPAI or low pathogenic avian influenza.
My friend Nick from my volunteer days is vet tech that once worked in a more rural clinic until recently. He is very worried about HPAI. He lives near Mississippi River and has already seen dead & dying ducks and geese near his home. Not just a couple here and there but lots.
We talked about it today his 2 macaws will be staying indoors unless emergency vet visits. Secondly I live in apartment building out door shoes have to come in. We can not leave them public hallways. Hence Lysol spray, plus living ground floor level Bebe will not be going on porch. The ducks and geese come right to my screened in porch.
 

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After all this world lost from covid I'm being extra cautious with HPAI.
 

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Hey, better safe than sorry. Our birds are irreplaceable.
 

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Shoes go in the front hall closet; I meant I don’t wear outside shoes inside.
 

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I use chlorhexadine. You can get a gallon from Amazon for $15 (the blue stuff). You only need a capful to dilute it with water in a large spray bottle. I like it since it can be used on animals (not super sure about birds, but if I can do a chlorhexadine soak on a wounded snake, I figured it should be ok). I try not to spray it too far from the surface to avoid droplets getting in the air. Hospitals use it all the time to sterilize patients for procedures. I use it a lot to wash out any wounds on my dogs. Also use it to wipe down countetops. PLUS, it actually smells good.
 

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Chlorhexidine doesn’t seem to have any virucidal properties that I could find. :shrug2: It seems like a good disinfectant, though. It’s used to treat gingivitis, which surprised me.
 

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What I found (bold emphasis is what stood out to me in the context of this thread) ...

Chlorhexidine gluconates
Chlorhexadine-containing compounds are frequently used as disinfectants and for wound cleaning. They are considered relatively nontoxic and noncorrosive, and safe for use around birds. They have good activity against many bacteria, yeast (particularly Candida) and some enveloped viruses. It has limited use against some bacteria, spores produced by mycobacteria and nonenveloped viruses. In general, it should not be considered viracidal. It is ineffective in the presence of organic debris and has limited stability. It must be made fresh at least once per day.
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Interview with Kristin Sinclair DVM, DABVP from the Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital...
 

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First death here was a few weeks ago. 2 bald eagles...
 

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Wow- this virus is scary!
 
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