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Newcastle Informational Meeting for Norco Residents

Posted: January 29, 2019

The California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) invites the public to an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 5, at Nellie Weaver Hall (3737 Crestview Drive in Norco) to discuss the cases of virulent Newcastle disease that have been detected in Norco. Veterinary professionals will provide information about the disease, explain how to protect your birds, present methods to clean your property, and explain what to expect in recovery.

Robyn Corcoran, DVM, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Ricardo Gaitan, MVZ, CA Department of Food and Agriculture
Steve Lyle, Public Affairs Director, CA Department of Food and Agriculture

Discussion Topics:
What is Virulent Newcastle Disease?
Are My Birds at Risk?
Good Biosecurity – Keeping Your Property Clean
Local Outbreak Recovery
Questions and Answers

For more information, contact the City of Norco Animal Services Division at (951) 737-8972 or

To report sick birds or unusual bird deaths, call California’s Sick Bird Hotline at 866-922-BIRD (2473). For more information on virulent Newcastle disease, contact the California Department of Food and Agriculture Ontario Division at (909) 947-4462 or visit