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The USDA aand APHIS has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) in Tennesee

  • March 5, 2017, Washington – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States this year. The flock of 73,500 is located within the Mississippi flyway. Read more

The Colorado Department of Agricultures State Veterinary Office Messgae on HPAI

  • There are currently no cases of HPAI in Colorado. However, we are asking you to inform poultry producers and bird owners about HPAI and advise them to increase biosecurity to help prevent HPAI from occurring in Colorado. Wild birds are a common vector for HPAI infection of domestic poultry; therefore it is especially important to limit any direct exposure of poultry to wildlife or indirect exposure of poultry to wildlife/wildlife areas through people who have had contact with both. Additionally, it is vital to submit sick and dead birds to CSU’s veterinary diagnostic lab for HPAI testing If you have sick birds or birds that have died from unknown causes, help is available at the Colorado Avian Health Call Line at CSU, their number is 970-297-4008. To report multiple sick birds or unusual bird deaths to State/Federal officials, either through the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office at 303-869-9130 or through USDA’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593.  

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2017 Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) Annual Meeting

  • 2017 CLA Annual Meeting & Colorado’s Finest Celebration April 5-6, 2017 at Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO
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