Article from NBC News: If bird flu starts to spread among people, existing vaccines may be inadequate, experts say

The current U.S. stockpile of H5N1 flu shots likely won’t offer much protection in the event of a pandemic, vaccine researchers said. By Aria Bendix Wild birds and poultry flocks alike continue to drop dead from the highly pathogenic bird flu that began spreading globally in 2020. Almost 59 million commercial birds have already been culled in the United States. It’s […]

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Tri-State Livestock News Reports on New Veterinary Medication Regulations

New veterinary medication regulations in effect June 11 News staff Come mid-June, many common livestock antibiotics will be more difficult to access. June 11, 2023, marks the start of a new regulation requiring a veterinarian prescription for previously over-the-counter drugs. This new rule is an extension of the existing 2017 Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), which […]

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News-Medical.Net Reports on Recent Tick Study Published in “Scientific Reports” Journal

Ticks found to harbor and release prions of chronic wasting disease By Pooja Toshniwal Paharia, Reviewed by Lily Ramsey, LLM In a recent study published in the Scientific Reports Journal, researchers combined experimental tick feeding with tick evaluations from wild white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to determine whether ticks may contain transmission-relevant amounts of chronic wasting disease (CWD)-associated […]

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MDIFW News: HPAI Detected In Wild Waterfowl In Winthrop

Six Hooded Merganser Ducks Found Dead at the Outlet of Maranacook Lake Test Positive for HPAI AUGUSTA, ME — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife was notified today that six hooded merganser ducks that were found dead at the outlet of Maranacook Lake tested positive for HPAI (highly pathogenic avian influenza). The National […]

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Backyard Non-Poultry Flock in Rhode Island

Update from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS): Contacts: WASHINGTON, October 21, 2022 — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial backyard flock (non-poultry) in Newport […]

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opening slide for USDA Free Webinar, Navigating Avian Influenza and text describing the webinar's information

USDA APHIS Offers Free Webinar, “Defend the Flock” on September 22, 2:30 p.m.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) urges all poultry growers to make sure they are doing everything possible to keep their birds healthy and reduce the risk that an infectious disease will spread from their property to other flocks. Anyone involved with poultry production — commercial or […]

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