Backyard Poultry: Implications for Public Health and Safety

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.

Topic: Food Systems
Taxonomy Master Topics: Food Systems Policy
Format: Knowledgebase Resource
Knowledgebase Resource Categories: Briefing Paper
Jurisdiction: County