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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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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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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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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