Monday, March 30, 2015

Another Minnesota turkey farm hit by avian flu

A third Minnesota turkey farm has been hit with H2N2 highly-pathogenic avian influenza.

The 39,000-bird flock is in Stearns County under the wildfowl flyway, so ducks or geese are presumed to be the source of the outbreak.

Avian influenza has been identified in Arkansas, California, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

That has cut off U.S. poultry exports to about 40 nations.

Canada’s trade bans are limited to poultry from the states where the avian influenza has been identified.