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Avian influenza reported in Texas, monitoring continues

Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Sam Craft Quail in a commercial production operation in Gonzales, Texas. Game birds from a commercial operation in Erath County, Texas, were tested and confirmed as the first reported case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Texas.

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — State regulatory and animal health agencies have reported positive cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Texas, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Now AgriLife Extension and faculty in the Texas A&M University Department of Poultry Science are providing educational information for producers and the public regarding the positive cases and recommendations to mitigate commercial and backyard flock exposure to the disease.

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), confirmed the first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Texas on. . .

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