2022 is the worst year for highly pathogenic avian influenza since 2015. Lancaster Farming is tracking outbreaks, providing management information and covering the response in the Mid-Atlantic.
Brad Moline, a fourth-generation Iowa turkey farmer, saw this happen before. In 2015, a virulent avian flu outbreak nearly wiped out his flock.
Another Berks County, Pennsylvania farm has been confirmed to have highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Pennsylvania’s state veterinarian is asking poultry truck drivers to close up their trailers once they have delivered birds.
The avian influenza outbreak has drawn attention to poultry houses and raised concerns about farm intruders.
Three additional Pennsylvania farms were confirmed to have avian influenza, bringing the state's total affected birds over 4 million.
Think about what you can do to prevent bringing a pathogen onto the farm or taking one off of the farm when you leave.
Two commercial duck farms in Berks County have been added to the list of Pennsylvania farms to test positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza.
A commercial duck farm has become the seventh Pennsylvania farm to test positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Lancaster County’s recovery from avian influenza will be long, but at least the steps are clear.
Pennsylvania has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza on a fifth farm.
Pennsylvania is investigating a number of additional farms for avian influenza and has instituted vehicle cleaning rules for the Lancaster Cou…
Avian influenza has forced the depopulation of a fourth farm in Pennsylvania.
Three farms have been infected so far, but Pennsylvania has what it needs to respond, according to Ag Secretary Russell Redding.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Pennsylvania won't ease the growing demand for broiler chicks, which has already created an egg shortage for some hatcheries.
The success in Delaware and Maryland has a lot to do with the well organized response by the state ag departments.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania recorded its first on-farm case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in nearly 40 years last week, and the Unit…
A Pennsylvania state senator is seeking additional funding for avian influenza detection and response after the disease was found in his district.
Pennsylvania has confirmed its first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza for the year in poultry.
Poultry will be absent from some Mid-Atlantic fairs this year because of the avian influenza threat.
The 2015 outbreak drove the U.S. to improve its animal disease preparedness, and it offers some insights for avoiding a repeat of that grim spring.
Experts recently provided a "3D" plan for potential flock depopulation as avian influenza spreads across the country.
Perimeter buffer area lines and lines of separation are both key to poultry farm biosecurity.
The detections are the first this year in those states.
The two states have now reported two outbreaks each.
Maryland has reported its first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza this year in commercial poultry.
Avian influenza led to the death of more than 1.6 million captive birds last month in the eastern United States.
A Delaware chicken farm tested positive for avian influenza on Wednesday, becoming the first commercial operation infected this year in the Northeast.
USDA has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock in New Castle County, Delaware.
Meanwhile, the number of avian influenza detections in wild birds this winter has risen to 247.
A second turkey farm in Dubois County, Indiana, is believed to have highly pathogenic avian influenza.
A Penn State animal diagnostic lab veterinarian explains the clinical signs and sampling procedure for avian influenza.
Unusual bird deaths, sudden production losses, and increases in the number of seriously ill birds should be reported to your state Department of Agriculture, or USDA, at the numbers listed here.
USDA has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a backyard flock of mixed species birds in Fauquier County, Virginia, and a flock of c…
With recent detections of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza, farmers should make sure their biosecurity plans are up to date and being implemented.
USDA confirmed on Feb. 9 the first case of a highly pathogenic strain in commercial poultry in the United States since 2020.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is urging all poultry farmers to remain vigilant and practice enhanced biosecurity on their farms after USDA confirmed findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds in the Carolinas.