Thursday, September 22, 2022

Three Stratford swans dead

Avian influenza is suspected in the death of three swans in the Avon River in Stratord.

Tests are underway at the lab at the University of Guelph.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also reported an outbreak in a small, no-poultry location in Brant County.

Quin Malott, Stratford’s parks, forestry, and cemetery manager, said the first swan was

found dead in the Avon River on Saturday, but his team didn't connect the dots until two

other swans got sick on the following days. . 

Malott said the pond that the swans use is visited by a lot of wild ducks.

The poultry industry command centre has called for elevated biosecurity in the face of a recent outbreak

at a poultry farm.