FYI April 2004 issue of BirdTalk page 8 has the story. State vet, Dr. Bob Hillman of Texas mentions that many of these poultry diseases being so highly contagious threatening not only backyard flocks but also caged birds! This is something we as bird lovers should all be concerned & stay aware & as educated as possible about. For more info the Texas animal health commission headquarters(TACH)can be contacted at (800)550-8242 or visit