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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: APHISpress@usda.gov 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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Maine Animal Health Officials Issue Update Regarding Poultry Swaps and Exhibitions In Response to Bird Flu Cases

— Submitted by Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM Ph.D., University of Maine Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Director of the UMaine Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. From Maine.gov’s recent Animal Health Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry email notification. For Immediate Release: July 1, 2022 Media Contact: Jim Britt, jim.britt@maine.gov AUGUSTA — Today, due […]

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Wild Bird Mortalities

Guidelines from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife — Submitted by Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM Ph.D., University of Maine Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Director of the UMaine Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Posted with permission of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). We are seeing increased wild bird losses […]

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Georgia

June Update: More States with HPAI, This Time in the South Please keep your bird biosecurity up! — Submitted by Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM Ph.D., University of Maine Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Director of the UMaine Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Content from the post: USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Georgia (USDA […]

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Situational Report, May 16, 2022

Is Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the United States over? No. HPAI continues to impact US domestic and wild birds, and we should be very grateful we’ve not recently had domestic flock cases in Maine, but very cautious to keep it from happening again. Between this February and last week, approximately 37.7 million poultry […]

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Coast to Coast: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Update

Bird owners should not relax their vigilance about wild birds yet. Migration season will be very active for weeks to come, and wild birds may pass through your area or may settle in for the summer breeding season.  In either case, their respiratory secretions and feces can spread the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus. […]

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Wondering what to do about poultry “gatherings” here in Maine? 

Updated Resources: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), May 5, 2022 Should you be concerned about your flock’s health?  It’s a bad year for avian influenza all over North America, and we’ve had our share of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Maine. Please visit these links to learn more about preventing HPAI in your area, […]

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Situational Report, March 31, 2022

MAINE ANIMAL HEALTH OFFICIALS RESPOND TO AVIAN INFLUENZA Current Situation Since DACF’s March 17 update, USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in samples taken from small flocks of non-commercial backyard birds (non-poultry); Lincoln County (March 17); Knox and York Counties (March 19); Cumberland County (March 22); and […]

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