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Taking Biosecurity Measures to Limit Your Legal Liability for the Spread of Avian Influenza

dc.contributor.authorGoeringer, Paul
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Jon
dc.contributor.authorNewhall, Ashley
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-17T15:09:43Z
dc.date.available2015-09-17T15:09:43Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-17
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2F93X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16882
dc.descriptionThe possibility of an avian influenza (AI) outbreak on the Delmarva is a scary possibility. The recent AI outbreak in the Midwest has resulted in the infection of over 48 million birds on 223 farms. Infected birds are euthanized to help contain the disease, resulting in large economic loss to both the grower and integrator. With this in mind, poultry growers and companies often have questions about potential liability if AI breaks out on one farm (Grower A) and then on a neighboring farm (Grower B). Could Grower A be liable to Grower B for damages caused by the disease? Under the traditional view, Grower A would not be liable for the spread of the disease unless it was shown that Grower A was negligent. Growers, poultry companies, and contractors practicing biosecurity measures can demonstrate he/she was not negligent and is working to prevent the spread of AIen_US
dc.description.abstractThe possibility of an avian influenza (AI) outbreak on the Delmarva is a scary possibility. The recent AI outbreak in the Midwest has resulted in the infection of over 48 million birds on 223 farms. Infected birds are euthanized to help contain the disease, resulting in large economic loss to both the grower and integrator. With this in mind, poultry growers and companies often have questions about potential liability if AI breaks out on one farm (Grower A) and then on a neighboring farm (Grower B). Could Grower A be liable to Grower B for damages caused by the disease? Under the traditional view, Grower A would not be liable for the spread of the disease unless it was shown that Grower A was negligent. Growers, poultry companies, and contractors practicing biosecurity measures can demonstrate he/she was not negligent and is working to prevent the spread of AIen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Maryland Poultry Program, University of Maryland Extension, and Agriculture Law Education Initiativeen_US
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dc.subjectavian influenzaen_US
dc.subjectnegligenceen_US
dc.subjectbiosecurityen_US
dc.subjectpoultryen_US
dc.subjectbiosecurity practicesen_US
dc.titleTaking Biosecurity Measures to Limit Your Legal Liability for the Spread of Avian Influenzaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Agriculture & Natural Resources
dc.relation.isAvailableAtAgriculture Law Education Initiative
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)


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