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Avian flu brings poult euthanasia issue to forefront


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With fewer farms available for poult placements because of biosecurity rules, the industry is dealing with an oversupply of young turkeys.

As the 2022 avian influenza (AI) outbreak continues to plague the U.S. turkey industry, concerns with the culling of young poults are now more frequently entering the conversation.

Brian Wooming, production veterinarian for Cargill, discussed the challenge during the Flocking Together to Address Poultry Welfare Challenges symposium, hosted by the University of Arkansas and the Center for Food Animal Well-Being on October 12.

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