March 23, 2022


Nebraska, US confirms highly pathogenic bird flu in commercial poultry


The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in commercial poultry farm where 570,000 chickens are raised for meat, Reuters reported.


The affected commercial farm in Butler County follows another confirmed case of bird flu in Merrick County among backyard poultry.


The farm has been placed under quarantined and the birds will be culled. A control zone will be established to prevent the movement of birds or poultry products without the permission of the NDA.


Millions of US broiler chickens raised for meat, egg-laying chickens, and turkeys have been affected by bird flu since February this year. Cases have been detected in the states of Kansas and Iowa.


-      Reuters

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