Backyard Poultry: Implications for Public Health and Safety

Food Policy Research Center Issue Brief, 2013

By: University of Minnesota

https://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/handle/11299/157625/FPRC_Issue%20Brief_Backyard%20Poultry_UDC%202013.pdf

Urban Livestock

This briefing paper from the University of Minnesota's Food Policy Research Center summarizes the current science related to the public health and safety aspects of keeping a small flock of backyard poultry. Addresses the potential public health benefits and risks of infectious disease transmission, notes recommended disease prevention measures, and summarizes implications for policy makers.