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Association renames influenza strain affecting cattle

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — With the recent species jump of highly pathogenic avian influenza into some of the nation’s dairy cattle, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners seeks to rename this strain of flu from HPAI to BIAV or Bovine Influenza A Virus.

The association notes that HPAI H5N1 is a different syndrome in cattle as it is not causing the high mortality and morbidity seen in bird species. The organization noted these key details and recommended that the virus not be called “HPAI in cattle” or “bird flu in cattle.” According to a letter released by AABP, the company has. . .

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