Backyard Poultry: Implications for Public Health and Safety

Food Policy Research Center Issue Brief, 2013

By: University of Minnesota
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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.