Disease scare in Wicomico County leads to culling 40,000 chickens

USA, 18 December 2018 - After an inconclusive test for avian influenza, a commercial chicken farm in Wicomico County, Maryland depopulated 40,000 birds
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"They're being cautious. They're doing exactly what they should be doing," explains local farmer Virgil Shockley.

Prevention is the key step in controlling the spread of disease between poultry flocks, with avian influenza being one of the most critical infections to stay on top of.

Nearby farms within a are being tested, according to local news outlets, and strict biosecurity is strongly encouraged.

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Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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