Steamatic's Biohazard Cleaning Can Assist Avian Flu Prevention

Protecting Your Birds: Steamatic Australia’s Biohazard Cleaning Can Assist in Avian Bird Flu Prevention

In recent days, the community of Meredith and surrounding areas has been alerted to an outbreak of High Pathogenicity H7N3 Avian Influenza (HPAI) affecting poultry. This highly contagious disease poses a significant risk to bird owners, including poultry producers, bird keepers, and pet bird owners. As the situation unfolds, it becomes crucial for everyone involved in bird ownership to take proactive steps to protect their flocks and prevent further spread of the virus.

Understanding Avian Influenza

Avian influenza is known to infect a variety of bird species, including chickens, ducks, geese, and even wild birds such as waterfowl and seabirds. The disease can spread rapidly through contact with infected birds, contaminated equipment, and even via wild bird populations. Symptoms in birds can range from respiratory issues and sudden death to noticeable physical changes like swelling and discoloration.

Importance of Preparation and Prevention

In response to the outbreak, Agriculture Victoria has implemented strict movement controls and quarantine measures in the affected areas. Bird owners are advised to house their poultry in secure environments such as cages or sheds and avoid movement without proper permits. Additionally, maintaining cleanliness in bird habitats, limiting contact with wild birds, and practicing strict hygiene protocols are essential precautions.

How Steamatic Australia Can Help


Specialised Cleaning Services: Steamatic Australia offers specialised cleaning services that are crucial during outbreaks like avian influenza. Their expertise in biohazard cleaning ensures that environments can be thoroughly decontaminated, reducing the risk of virus transmission among bird populations.

Biosecurity Measures: Steamatic Australia can assist in implementing stringent biosecurity measures tailored to bird habitats. This includes thorough cleaning of equipment, yards, and aviaries to prevent contamination, as well as disinfection protocols that adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness.

Emergency Response Expertise: During times of heightened biosecurity concerns, such as the current avian influenza outbreak, Steamatic Australia is equipped to respond promptly and effectively. Their teams are trained to handle emergency situations, ensuring that cleaning and decontamination efforts are conducted swiftly and professionally.

Maintain the Cleanliness of Bird habitats, Equipment and Yards to Prevent Contamination

As the avian influenza situation evolves, proactive measures taken by bird owners are crucial in minimising its impact. By partnering with professionals like Steamatic Australia, who understand the complexities of biohazard cleaning and infection control, bird owners can significantly enhance their preparedness and protect their valuable bird populations.

Safeguard your birds against avian influenza with the right support and expertise from Steamatic Australia.

If you are concerned about the health of your birds, report sick or dying birds to the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline at 1800 675 888. This hotline will connect you with your state or territory’s agriculture department.

Otherwise reach out to Steamatic Australia for Biohazard Cleaning on 1300 783 262.