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Eighteen Months from a Bird Flu Vaccine

Dan Avian Influenza, Poultry

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the United States is 18 months away from a vaccine for bird flu. That news comes as more than 81 million U.S. poultry and aquatic birds have been killed by avian flu across 47 states since January 2022, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. has found bird flu this year …

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Confirmed in Commercial Duck Flock in Georgia

Dan Avian Influenza, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA)

(GDA/Atlanta, GA/Nov. 22, 2023) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a commercial Duck breeding operation located in Sumter County, Georgia, has tested positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). This is the first confirmation of HPAI in a commercial waterfowl flock in Georgia. Avian influenza does not pose a risk to …

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HPAI Confirmed in Alabama Commercial Poultry Pullet Farm

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Avian Influenza, Poultry

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/Nov. 3, 2023) — The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a commercial pullet farm in Marshall County, Alabama. Samples from the flock were tested at the Alabama State Diagnostic Laboratory, part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, …

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Two Positive HPAI Cases in Iowa

Dan Avian Influenza, Poultry

The Iowa Ag Department and the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed two positive cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in that state. One of the sites is a commercial turkey flock, and the other is a mixed species backyard flock. Both agencies remind commercial and backyard owners to prevent contact between their flocks and …

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New Animal Disease Early Detection Partnership

Dan African Swine Fever, Avian Influenza, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Equine, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, This Land of Ours

There’s a new partnership for early detection of animal diseases. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. It’s a new partnership among the nation’s animal health and biodefense facilities to improve early detection of emerging animal diseases. This is Christy Loiacano, coordinator of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service …

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HPAI Infections Now in Three States

Dan Avian Influenza, Poultry

Health officials have euthanized a Minnesota commercial turkey flock after tests confirmed it was positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The flock contained approximately 140,000 birds and is the state’s first confirmed case of the disease since last spring. As is typically the case during spring or fall, officials say the disease is likely connected to the seasonal migration …

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HPAI Confirmed in South Dakota

Dan Avian Influenza, Economy, Poultry, USDA-APHIS

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed this week that the first commercial case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was discovered in South Dakota. APHIS says the virus was confirmed in a commercial turkey flock of 47,300 birds on October 4. Another case was also recently confirmed in a small non-commercial flock located in Idaho. The Canadian …

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AFBF Says Turkey Prices Down

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Avian Influenza, Commodities, Economy, Poultry

With the holidays just around the corner, prices are less foul on a popular bird. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The cost of purchasing a turkey could be lower this Thanksgiving, thanks to a drop in avian influenza cases and a recovery of the turkey population in the United States. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) economists analyzed …

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USDA Restricts Poultry Imports from France, EU

Dan Avian Influenza, Eggs, Exports/Imports, Poultry, USDA-APHIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently placed restrictions on the importation of poultry from France and the European Union. The restrictions, enacted by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, include live ducks, duck eggs, and unmitigated or untreated duck products from the APHIS-recognized European Poultry Trade Region, as well as Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, but excluding Great …