Canadian Poultry Magazine

Canada’s bird losses to avian influenza not easy to tally


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The number appears to be somewhere around seven million.

Exactly how many head of commercial poultry in Canada have been lost to the 2022-23 avian influenza outbreak? That’s a tough question to answer, but it appears to be somewhere around 7 million.

While it has been a little bit easier to track how many commercial poultry birds have been lost to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the United States, it has been a little more complicated to track the losses in Canada.

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