Wednesday, June 12, 2024

USDA unveils new efforts to reduce spread of avian influenza

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — In March, the United States saw for the first-time avian influenza jump from avian species to dairy cattle. H5N1, otherwise commonly known as bird flu, was found in cattle in several states in the U.S. After the outbreak began, the authorities at the USDA began taking the necessary precautions to keep the virus from spreading.

According to a statement released by the USDA, the authorities at the USDA began tracing animal movements, sampling herds of cattle for the illness and monitoring milk along with meat coming from cattle. The USDA did not act alone. The agency. . .

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