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HPAI confirmed in commercial broiler flock stateside

Disease found in commercial broilers and backyard flock.


February 18, 2022
By Canadian Poultry magazine

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The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in birds in two states.

It was detected in a flock of commercial broiler chickens in Fulton County, Ky., and a backyard flock of mixed species birds in Fauquier County, Va.

APHIS is now working closely with state animal health officials in Kentucky and Virginia on joint incident responses.

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State officials quarantined the affected premises, and birds on the properties will be depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease. Depopulation is complete in Virginia.