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HPAI detected in commercial layer flock in Iowa

PT Editor — David Strickland

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the USDA’S Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have detected a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Sioux County, Iowa. The affected site is a flock of commercial layer chickens.

HPAI is a viral disease that affects both wild and domestic bird populations as well as lactating dairy cattle. HPAI can travel in wild birds without those birds appearing sick, but is often fatal to domestic bird populations, including chickens and turkeys. With supportive care, dairy cattle recover with little to no mortality associated with the. . .

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