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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Prepare for fall migration and HPAI exposure to flocks

July 13, 2023

As the summer solstice passes and the days begin to grow shorter, now is the time to begin planning for the fall autumnal waterfowl migration from their summering grounds up north to their wintering grounds …

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December HPAI detections on decline but egg industry hit hard

January 5, 2023

Compared to previous months, December detections of HPAI slowed to 25 commercial detections for all species. However, the egg industry experienced four detections affecting 3.8 million birds in CO, SD, and WA. 34 backyard detections …

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APHIS to change indemnities

August 3, 2022

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) plans to propose changes to its rules for indemnities to producers affected by animal diseases such as avian influenza. The agency has submitted a work plan …

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Quarantine imposed on CA poultry imports

March 24, 2022

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has imposed a quarantine on eggs, live poultry, and certain poultry products that originated or passed through an HPAI control area without obtaining an official movement permit. …

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