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HPAI detected in two additional northwest Iowa dairy herds

More cases of H5N1 Influenza A have been reported in northwest Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the virus was detected in dairy herds in Plymouth and Sioux counties. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says he’s asking poultry and dairy... Read More.

Kansas Responds to Concerns about HPAI in Dairy Cattle

By the Kansas Department of Agriculture FDA Studies Confirm Safety of Pasteurized MilkMANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been actively working with the Kansas dairy industry to respond to the nationwide concerns due to the discovery... Read More.

Grassley surprised by HPAI detection in dairy cattle

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says the recent detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in dairy cattle took the ag industry by surprise. “After eight years of avian flu being a bird situation with turkeys and chickens, I guess I didn’t know that it affected... Read More.

Mystery dairy cow illnesses identified as HPAI

The illness that has affected some dairy cattle in the Texas panhandle region and Kansas has been identified as the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus. Here’s an update with Dr. Brian Bohl with the Texas Animal Health Commission and Wisconsin State Veterinarian... Read More.

Will there be another HPAI outbreak this spring?

A state ag secretary says poultry producers are bracing for the possibility of another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza this spring. Iowa’s Mike Naig says the virus had a major impact in 2023 with millions of birds depopulated across the state. “We had... Read More.

HPAI seems to be mirroring European outbreaks

A professor of avian diseases says the dynamics of highly pathogenic avian influenza are changing. Michigan State University’s Dr. Mick Fulton has been following the virus since the late ‘90s. “It’s becoming within the United States, starting to appear more like what Europe had gone... Read More.

Iowa up to 19 HPAI cases this fall

Iowa now has 19 detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza since fall migration began. The state’s department of agriculture says the latest case is a backyard mixed species flock in southeast Iowa’s Mahaska County. Producers who see sick birds or unusual deaths among birds should... Read More.

HPAI detected at a commercial turkey facility in Michigan

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been detected in a commercial turkey facility in Muskegon County, Michigan. This is the second detection of HPAI in a commercial facility since the disease was first reported in 2022.  State veterinarian Dr. Nora Wineland says it is essential... Read More.