HPAI detections continue as 2023 comes to a close

December 14, 2023

After an extended time with no HPAI detections in commercial layers, fall 2023 has brought a new round of detections to layer flocks across the country as the fall migration continues.   Since Oct. 31, 2023, …

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First commercial layer detection in 320 days

November 9, 2023

Last week, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed HPAI H5N1 in a Minnesota commercial layer flock, where 940,000 hens were housed. This was the first commercial layer detection in 320 days …

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HPAI update

August 24, 2023

APHIS continues to hold monthly calls with poultry group executives to provide timely briefings on the HPAI outbreak. Between July 25 and Aug. 2, three live bird markets in New York tested positive for HPAI. …

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APHIS opens animal health grant application period

August 3, 2023

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has opened applications for grants under the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program. NADPRP “addresses the risk of introduction and spread of high-consequence animal pests and diseases …

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U.S. egg industry braces for spring migration

February 23, 2023

It has been over a year since the first Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) detection in February 2022 on a U.S. egg farm. Egg farmers across the country continue to evaluate biosecurity plans and implementation …

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