Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Update

We are currently accepting poultry and wild birds on a case-by-case basis. Each case will be carefully evaluated over the phone prior to admission into our hospital, ensuring the best possible care for your birds.

To streamline your visit and prioritize everyone's safety, we kindly request that you call in advance to schedule an appointment and inform us upon arrival. Please remain in your car, and our team will assist you in arranging your visit smoothly.

As part of our commitment to biosecurity, we regret that we cannot see birds from counties with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) positive cases within the last 60 days. However, our Veterinary Health Center is here to assist you if you have concerns or questions regarding injured or sick wild birds.

For assistance with the movement of sick or injured birds, we recommend contacting your local game warden, who may also provide valuable guidance. Game warden phone numbers are listed in the current Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Hunting Regulations Summary. This can be found at fishing and hunting retailers or online. Please identify and report the exact location, species, and description of the problem to the game warden.

We're dedicated to providing exceptional veterinary care for all species, and we look forward to serving you and your birds with our specialized expertise. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


For Wildlife Birds

Community members with questions about sick or injured wildlife are also welcome to contact Shane Hesting, KDWP Wildlife Disease Coordinator by email at shane.hesting@ks.gov.

For Privately Owned Birds

Individuals who own poultry and are concerned that they may be showing symptoms associated with HPAI such as sudden death, coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, and other signs of respiratory distress; lack of energy and appetite; decreased water consumption; decreased egg production and/or soft-shelled, misshapen eggs; incoordination; and diarrhea should consult the VHC and contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) at 833-765-2006 or KDA.HPAI@ks.gov.


Tips for protecting your small flock:

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Flyer (KDA)