Alberta poultry producers face avian flu uncertainty
By Red Deer AdvocateNews Disease watch
Province had first cases of avian flu on poultry farms last year.
Alberta’s poultry industry is preparing for the worst and hoping for the best after facing avian flu for the first time last year.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) data shows that up to Jan. 25, there have been 60 Alberta farms hit by avian flu. Fourteen are considered currently infected and 46 previously infected.
lberta Chicken Producers chair David Hyink says there is no way to predict what this year may bring and poultry producers are taking all precautions.
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