Tag: AI

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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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Situational Report

— Content provided by Donna R. Coffin, Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Piscataquis County, donna.coffin@maine.edu Maine Animal Health Officials Respond to Avian Influenza For more information contact: Jim Britt at: Jim.Britt@maine.gov Current Situation USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in samples taken from eight small flocks […]

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Maine Backyard Poultry Flocks Exposed to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

By Anne Lichtenwalner, University of Maine Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Director of the UMaine Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Dear Maine poultry owners, We have recently had some of our Maine backyard poultry flocks become exposed to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).*  We are not alone — there are similar situations in eastern […]

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Avian Influenza (AI) Guidance for Poultry Owners

The USDA and federal wildlife agencies, as well as the international animal health community, are making preparations to address likely avian influenza (AI) resurgence in the coming year. Europe is dealing with AI case numbers similar to the 2016 season and, with our wild bird populations getting ready for the fall migrations, exposure of domestic […]

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7N3 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Chesterfield County, South Carolina

USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7N3 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Chesterfield County, South Carolina The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. This is the first […]

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