Canadian Poultry Magazine

Avian flu risk continues despite lull, researchers warn

By The Western Producer   

News Disease watch

Poultry farms saw few cases of the disease this spring, but the reasons continue to remain unclear.

It was a quiet spring for avian influenza outbreaks at commercial poultry operations in Western Canada.

Only two commercial operations, one each in Alberta and British Columbia, have reported infections, compared with the dozens hit in 2022 in both provinces. Saskatchewan and Manitoba have seen no cases so far this year.

Last year, a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza caused more than 7.5 million birds to be culled.


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