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Avian Outreach Programs

Colorado Avian Disease Surveillance Program

The Colorado Avian Disease Surveillance Program was created to provide disease surveillance programs for the Colorado poultry industry. The program is a collaborative effort with the Colorado Department of Agriculture and USDA. Our staff collect samples for disease surveillance testing, including avian influenza virus and exotic Newcastle disease virus, testing thousands of commercial and backyard birds every year.

Colorado Poultry Health Board

We house the Colorado State Agency for the National Poultry Improvement Plan, a USDA organization for the nation’s poultry industries.

Fact Sheets

Contact Us:

Fort Collins Diagnostic Laboratory

FedEx/UPS Shipping Address (physical address):
2450 Gillette Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526

USPS Mailing Address:
200 West Lake Street
1644 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1644

(970) 297-1281

(970) 297-0320

Rocky Ford Diagnostic Laboratory

27847 Road 21
Rocky Ford, CO 81067​

Phone: (719) 254-6382
Fax: (719) 254-6055​

Western Slope Diagnostic Laboratory

3164 B 1/2 Road
Western Slope, CO 81503

Phone: (970) 243-0673
Fax: (970) 242-0003​​​​​​​​​​​​

For poultry health questions, please contact the Avian Health Hotline: (970) 297-4008 or email

For NPIP related questions, please contact Jenna Oxenhandler at (970) 297-5160. If Jenna is unavailable, contact Heather Reider at (970) 297-1234.