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Dairy farmers taking extra precautions from threat of HPAI

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Dairy farmers across the United States are taking extra precautions in protecting their cattle from the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. While it may seem unusual for cattle to contract bird flu, it has happened currently in seven states including Texas, Kansas, Ohio, Michigan, Idaho, New Mexico and now North Carolina.

Reuters caught up with seven dairy farmers in five states to learn about how they are protecting their animals. According to their report, three of the seven farmers are surpassing government recommendations. Karen Jordan has more than 200 cattle on a farm in North Carolina. She said. . .

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