Suspension of Certain Poultry and Feathered Fowl Activities Lifted

Dan Georgia Department of Agriculture & Industries (GDAI), Poultry

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) announced on Friday that the suspension of certain poultry and feathered fowl activities that was issued on Feb. 16, 2022, has been lifted. Exhibitions, shows, sales (flea markets, auction markets), swaps, and meets pertaining to poultry and feathered fowl can resume within the state of Georgia. GDA urges poultry producers attending such events to …

Citrus Canker Detected in Georgia

Dan Citrus, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture & Industries (GDAI), Huanglongbing (HLB)/Citrus Greening

(Atlanta, GA/GDA/June 14, 2022) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is alerting commercial and backyard citrus growers that citrus canker has been found in the state. Late last week, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA APHIS PPQ) laboratory confirmed a suspected sample from a commercial citrus grove in Decatur County was citrus canker. “Citrus canker is …

Georgia State Veterinarian on HPAI Confirmation

Dan Avian Influenza, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture & Industries (GDAI), Poultry

Thursday, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) and USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard flock located in Toombs County, Georgia. Samples were taken on May 29th after the flock owners reported sick birds and an increased rate of mortality. After testing for the H5N1 avian influenza virus, …

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Confirmed in a Backyard Flock in Georgia

Dan Avian Influenza, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture & Industries (GDAI), Poultry, USDA-APHIS

(ATLANTA/June 2, 2022) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) have confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard flock (non-poultry) located in Toombs County, Georgia. This is the first confirmation of HPAI in Georgia. Avian influenza does not pose a risk to the …