avian influenza

Difference Between High and Low Path Avian Influenza

Today, the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced their first case of avian influenza this year. A flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation in Chattooga County tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). While a case of high path A.I. was confirmed in Tennessee, most all of the recent cases in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky …

Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 24, 2017

In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 24th, we hear from USDA’s Chief Veterinarian concerning avian influenza, talk about the confirmation hearing for Sonny Perdue, the nominee for Agriculture Secretary, the New World screwworm, optimistic farmers,

USDA Chief Veterinarian Discusses Avian Influenza

Due to the recent cases of Avian Influenza in Alabama and Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), along with state officials, continue to remind poultry producers about the importance of biosecurity. There are some concerns more cases could pop up, but in a phone interview with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, USDA Chief Veterinarian Dr. Jack Shere said for the …