US turkey flock hit by low pathogenic avian influenza

The flock was located in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
calendar icon 26 November 2021
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In its report, MBAH was clear that it was not the same virus that caused the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in the Midwest in 2015.

“Testing birds before they go to market is standard protocol for our poultry flocks in Minnesota because it verifies healthy birds are sent to market, and if disease is detected, we can hold the flock and work quickly with producers to address the disease,” said State Veterinarian Beth Thompson.

The flock was quarantined on Monday, and is under observation. The board is also in contact with commercial poultry operations and individuals with backyard flocks within 10 kilometers of the affected farm.

In its report, MBAH advised poultry producers to follow strict biosecurity protocols at their facilities and isolate their flocks from outside sources of infection.

Melanie Epp

Melanie Epp is a freelance agricultural journalist from Ontario, Canada.

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