Protecting the flock against Avian Flu


According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) "some of the recent H5N1 bird flu infections detected in the United States have occurred in commercial turkeys. In mid-January, the USDA first announced finding highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) virus in wild birds, marking the first detection of this virus in wild birds in the United States since 2016. This was followed by announcements of outbreaks of HPAI A(H5N1) virus in commercial poultry beginning February 9, 2022."


This can be some bad news for commercial poultry producers. Very bad news.


A March 10, 2022 report in the Washington Standard stated, "On top of everything else, now a highly pathogenic avian influenza pandemic is ripping across the United States, and it has already resulted in the deaths of almost 2.8 million birds. Most of the birds that have died have