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HPAI virus found in cattle in some western states

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The USDA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as other local officials are looking into instances of highly pathogenic avian influenza found in cattle.

The disease is primarily found in birds. The USDA reports in a release that the states of Kansas, Texas and New Mexico have reported finding HPAI in some cattle. An oropharyngeal swab test was conducted on a dairy farm in Texas. Unpasterized clinical samples were gathered from two dairy farms in Kansas and one farm in Texas. The tests concluded that the virus was. . .

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