Resources for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Who to call about sick or dead birds. Information about the most recent HPAI outbreak. General information about Avian Influenza.

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To report sick birds or unusual bird deaths:

  • Sick birds or birds that have died from unknown causes?ll

Call the Colorado Avian Health Call Line at Colorado State University (CSU):  (970) 297-4008

  • Dead birds?
Submit to the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins for free HPAI testing: (970) 297-4008 –or– (970) 297-1281
  • Multiple sick birds or multiple unusual bird deaths?
Call either the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office or USDA
Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office:  (303) 869-9130

Information (from USDA) on the current HPAI outbreak:

Information for Colorado Backyard and Small Poultry Producers

Information on HPAI Carcass Disposal (CDPHE)

General Information about Avian Influenza:


AVMA – Avian Influenza FAQ

CDC – Information on Influenza:

World Health Organization (WHO) – Avian Influenza Factsheet: