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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making $98 million available to pay dairy farmers who lost milk production from an H5N1 avian influenza infection.

Alan Guebert recommends the USDA consider how animals are raised rather than issuing payments as part of its highly pathogenic avian influenza action plan.

The dairy operation in Wood County received cows on March 8 from a Texas dairy that later confirmed cows were infected with HPAI, or bird flu.

The news comes four days after the USDA announced that the virus was found in dairy herds in Texas and Kansas. The cows in Michigan had come from one of the impacted Texas herds.

A mystery illness afflicting dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas has been identified as highly pathogenic avian influenza. 

Pennsylvania was recognized by the World Animal Health Organization as free of highly pathogenic avian influenza on Aug. 30.

Since the first positive case of HPAI in Pennsylvania, more than 4.6 million birds have been killed as a result of the bird flu.

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have continued into fall. Sound biosecurity measures for owners of backyard and commercial flocks are vital. 

Mandy Fedinetz, of Primrose Farm, lost her entire laying flock after some birds tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza. Her 1,800 bird flock was culled to stop the spread of the disease.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza, also known as bird flu, has been found in Ashland and Defiance counties, the Ohio Department of Agriculture confirmed Sept. 6.