Friday, April 19, 2024

Turkey industry responds to avian influenza

By Joel Brandenberger National Turkey Federation

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WASHINGTON — It has been a challenging year for the turkey industry. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Just as all signs pointed to a shift toward the “new normal” following the pandemic, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) reappeared in a big way.

Since reports of detections in wild birds early this year, the turkey industry and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) have been laser-focused on responding to HPAI. Enhanced biosecurity measures and implementing lessons learned from the 2015 outbreak have been instrumental in reducing lateral transmission compared to 2015. Additionally, reliable communication channels established at the outset of. . .

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