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Global Avian Influenza Surge

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Different strains of avian influenza were found over the holiday season globally, according to two global health agencies that say the number of human infections appears to have decreased over time. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports that since December, the H5N6 strain of avian influenza has been reported in Hong Kong, the Netherlands, South Korea and Taiwan, in addition to …

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USPOULTRY Foundation Approves Funding for More Avian Influenza Research

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The USPOULTRY Foundation last week approved $125,000 in additional emergency funding to support avian influenza research and communication. The research is a follow-up study on a previously funded project in which researchers provided insight on using ventilation shut down as a humane depopulation method. The study showed that the addition of heat and CO2 to the procedure provided a rapid …

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Avian Influenza Found in Mexico

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The World Organization for Animal Health reports that highly contagious H7N3 avian influenza was confirmed Thursday at a farm in west-central Mexico. The virus was discovered in a flock of 15,000 birds that had been vaccinated and did not show any clinical signs of the disease, according to agriculture officials in Mexico. Reuters reports that the farm is under quarantine …

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Testing Continues Across Southeast for Avian Influenza

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It’s been a couple of weeks since we last heard about any new cases of avian influenza, as the last was a confirmation at a commercial poultry breeding operation in Chattooga County in Georgia. But overall, there have been cases in four southeastern states with positive cases, which also include Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. USDA Chief Veterinarian Dr. Jack Shere …

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Avian Influenza Testing Continues in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Poultry

It was early last week when the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County, Georgia has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). No other positive cases have been found since, but State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb says testing continues. Owners of poultry flocks …

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Ramped Up Testing of Poultry Continues in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Poultry

It has been a week now since the last confirmation concerning a case of low path Avian Influenza (A.I.) in the state of Alabama, but that doesn’t mean testing has slowed down. As a matter of fact, ever since A.I. was first found a few weeks ago in another state, Alabama State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier says many producers in …

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Georgia State Veterinarian on Importance of Biosecurity

Dan Georgia, Poultry

It was officially announced by the Georgia Department of Agriculture that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation in Chattooga County had tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). Georgia State Veterinarian, Dr. Robert Cobb, says the state now joins Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee in having a positive case of A.I.

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Difference Between High and Low Path Avian Influenza

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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 …