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 …

USDA Chief Veterinarian Discusses Avian Influenza

Dan Alabama, Poultry

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 …

Update on Premises Under Investigation for Avian Influenza in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Poultry

Results have been received from the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa on the sample collected from a guinea fowl at the TaCo-Bet Trade Day flea market in Scottsboro, located in Jackson County, Alabama. The sample tested positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (LPAI). The premises of origin for the guinea fowl, also located in Jackson …