The health of animals, plants, and humans is interrelated, and the MSU Extension Service is dedicated to sharing science-based information about a wide variety of animal-related health issues with Mississippians. Whether it is addressing the need for improved on-farm biosecurity practices, teaching how to care for a backyard flock, or introducing new technologies to keep farm and food-producing animals thriving, MSU has experts ready to address clients’ needs.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi Board of Animal Health is asking backyard bird owners to be vigilant in their biosecurity procedures after a commercial breeder chicken flock in Lawrence County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The amount of trash along Mississippi’s roadways and waterways is distressing. Beer bottles, soda cans, soiled diapers, cardboard boxes and fast-food wrappers are routine. Tires, gas cans and household appliances are not uncommon.
Every day, people discard millions of tons of trash in recycling containers or garbage cans. Unfortunately, people also leave trash in other places where it can harm wildlife, pets and even other people.