On August 7, 2020 the BC Ministry of Agriculture issued a Disease Notification of Virulent Pigeon Paramyxovirus in a non-commercial pigeon loft. BC Chicken growers are encouraged to submit any birds suffering from unexplained clinical signs or increased mortality to the Animal Health Centre or a poultry veterinarian.
Read the full notification here.
On August 14, British Columbian’s Chief Veterinarian issued an update that the remaining pigeons on the site have been euthanized. The premise remains under quarantine and will be undergoing cleaning and disinfection under the supervision of the CFIA. Read the full notification here.