HPAI Update

On January 5, 2024, in Avian Influenza, by Tom

Five states have reported more highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in poultry, including California where more layer farms were hit by the virus, according to the latest updates from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

Two more outbreaks were reported from layer farms in Sonoma County, California, one with 54,000 birds and the other with 37,300. Also, an outbreak occurred at a layer pullet farm in Marin County that houses 151,000 birds. Over the past month, California has been the state suffering the most poultry losses.

South Dakota reported another outbreak at a commercial gamebird producer, this time in Edmunds County at a location that has 1,400 birds. Also, Missouri, Montana, and Texas reported outbreaks involving backyard poultry.