Avian influenza forces 12,000 turkeys to be killed at western N.S. barn
By CBC NewsNews Turkeys
Restrictions put in place for commercial operations nearby.
Officials with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency say 12,000 turkeys at a commercial barn in western Nova Scotia had to be euthanized after avian influenza was discovered at the farm.
Dr. Margaret McGeoghegan, a veterinarian with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Atlantic division, said there are other commercial producers in the area.
She added that restrictions are in place for commercial operations within 10 kilometres of the affected barn to prevent the virus from spreading.
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