Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Since January, 38 million chickens have died in the U.S. either because of HPAI outbreaks or the culling of flocks where it was found.

When disease outbreaks arise, animal health officials need to track them back to their sources. But traceability can be a challenge, especially in the cattle industry.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza is rapidly fatal for poultry, so the best way to protect domestic flocks is by being mindful and using biosecurity.

ODNR confirmed bird flu in three wild birds in Ohio. But Ohio still hasn't had any cases in domestic flocks, suggesting bird owners are doing a good job on biosecurity.

There are a lot of unknowns with the invasive Asian longhorned tick. However, some evidence has suggested they could be a new threat to cattle producers.

State ag officials in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are urging poultry farmers to be careful, in light of the USDA confirming highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, cases in several states.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in a non-commercial backyard flock (nonpoultry) in Michigan and a commercial poultry flock in Delaware.

USDA has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a flock of commercial broiler chickens in Kentucky and a backyard flock of birds in Virginia. 

There are a few precautions we can take to keep livestock protected during frigid winter temperatures.

Speakers at a Jan. 19 meeting on biosecurity and foreign animal disease urged pig producers to focus on biosecurity and contact animal health officials if their pigs show any unusual disease symptoms.