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H5N1 detected in third Iowa dairy herd


Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a third Iowa dairy herd.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the case involves a farm in Sioux County in the northwest part of the state.

Dairy producers are instructed to contact their herd veterinarian if clinical signs of H5N1 appear, including a decrease in food consumption, clear nasal discharge, a drop in milk production, and lethargy.

Two of the three dairy herds affected by avian flu have been in Sioux County, with the third in neighboring O’Brien County.

H5N1 detected in third Iowa dairy herd