Tag: AI

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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January 2019 Update on Avian Diseases

There continue to be problems with Newcastle Disease in the West, with recently reported suspect cases in Utah, and spread of the disease from backyard poultry to several commercial farms in southern California.  In a recent post by Simon Shane, the need for effective biosecurity measures to protect poultry from this serious disease was emphasized.  […]

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Crows in a Tree. Bangor, Maine

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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