Tag: AI

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January 2019 Update on low pathogenic avian influenza

1-2-2019: Update on low pathogenic avian influenza (per Eric Gingrich): Low-pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) does not pose a risk to public health or food safety.  However, due to negative impacts on poultry health, when LPAI positive flocks are detected they are reported to state and national authorities.  In addition to increased monitoring of the positive […]

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Minnesota Turkey Farms LPAI Update

As of Nov. 16th 2018, 7 commercial turkey farms (ranging from 2 to 14 weeks old at detection) in Minnesota are infected with low-pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) type H5N2. While the death losses from this strain of AI are not as serious as from HPAI strains (highly pathogenic avian influenza), it is still a serious […]

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Avian Influenza update from Paul Brennan of the Indiana State Poultry Association

Avian Influenza update from Paul Brennan of the Indiana State Poultry Association (via Eric Gingerich, 9-12-2018): “The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reported finding an H7 avian influenza (AI) detection from commercial meat turkeys in Stanislaus County, California.  AI antibody and presumptive H7 were reported by […]

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March 31, 2017 Update on Avian Influenza

“H7 avian influenza has been identified in Georgia; you can find the link to the News Release here. Please refer to the USDA-VS newsroom link, Tennessee (TN), Alabama (AL) and Kentucky (KY) Department of Agriculture websites for updates on the AI status in their respective states. While the case has been identified in a state that […]

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March 20, 2017 Update on Avian Influenza

Avian influenza continues to be present in the US at low prevalence, and updates on the US and the international situation can be found at these sites: Avian Influenza — USDA Reinforcing control efforts amid outbreak of avian influenza in China — OIE World Organisation for Animal Health The most recent isolation was from a […]

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Migratory Bird Patterns: Animation from Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Curious about why bird diseases may show up in a seasonal pattern? See Citizen Science Reveals Annual Bird Migrations Across Continents, courtesy eBird and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which helps illustrate how avian influenza may show up in the US in spring and fall. Wild birds are great travelers, and Avian Influenza virus may spread […]

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Initial Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the US: 2017

March 5, 2017, Washington — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in […]

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Update on Avian Influenza: November, 2016

There are no US outbreaks of AI at the moment, but the situation in Europe and Asia is troublesome. The world Organization for Animal Health (OIE) keeps a running tally of where/when highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI; H5 and H7 serotypes) occurs. As of now, they list 12 European/Northern Asian countries with current (November 2016) […]

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2016 Maine: Heads-up! Avian Flu Still a Threat in the US

By Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM, PhD, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Winter weather has finally arrived in Maine. Most of us probably have our poultry flocks indoors right now, so we might think that the threat of disease from wild birds is minimal. For now, we still don’t have any poultry cases of avian influenza in […]

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