Monday, February 21, 2022

Avian flu continues to spread

Highly-pathogenic avian influenza has hit more poultry flocks in the United States, apparently coming from migrating ducks.

In Indiana another commercial turkey flocks prompted the depopulation of 15,000 birds. It’s the fourth so far in Indiana with 119,000 turkeys culled.

Kentucky’s case in Webster County, meanwhile, is the state’s second HPAI case. The first, in Fulton County, triggered the culling of 240,000 Tyson Foods chickens, as well as collaborative efforts between the state veterinarians of Kentucky and Tennessee.