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More than 160,000 farm birds dead, destroyed as avian flu sweeps through Alberta

Province hardest hit in terms of poultry bird destruction.


April 12, 2022
By Calgary Herald

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Alberta poultry producers are bearing the brunt of the Canadian spread of avian influenza with at least 166,000 farm birds dead or culled in what federal officials are calling an unprecedented event.

It’s the hardest-hit province in terms of poultry bird destruction, amounting to about 64 per cent of the more than 260,000 production birds lost in Canada to the highly contagious virus spread by wild, mainly aquatic birds.

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