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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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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Reporting avian flu will change…eventually

July 22, 2021

Revisions to the World Animal Health Organization’s (OIE) chapter on avian influenza will mean fewer low-pathogenic outbreaks will have to be reported. Still, little may change initially because the United States will continue to observe existing …

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HPAI spreading overseas

January 7, 2021

HPAI is spreading across Europe, Japan, South Korea, and China at an alarming rate and affecting large numbers of poultry operations.   South Korea has culled more than 10 million birds to bring the infection under …

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LPAI found in Missouri and HPAI on the rise across Europe

November 19, 2020

USDA confirmed on November 7 the presence of H5 low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) in a backyard duck layer flock in Webster County, MO. Control measures and surveillance have been put in place, and the World …

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