NZ Lifestyle Block

5 easy ways to prevent a salmonella outbreak

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THE MOST common way for birds, animals, and humans to become infected is by accidental ingestion of faecal matter.

If possible, prevent wild birds from accessing the area around feeders and waterers.

Other practical steps to help prevent an outbreak include:

regularly clean, disinfect, and dry feeders and waterers;

regularly move feeders and waterers to avoid a build-up of faeces in one spot (and birds having to walk through it), or regularly replace litter;

always carefully wash and dry your hands after contact with live or dead birds of any kind, feeders and waterers, and pets (and their feed/water bowls);

don't allow pets or livestock into the coop or run;

filter water if you catch it from your roof for drinking.

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Keep equipment clean, and if possible, inaccessib­le to wild birds.

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