Racine Co. Flock Tests Positive For Avian Flu

Racine Co. Flock Tests Positive For Avian Flu

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announces a confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a poultry flock in Racine County.

Samples were tested by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories. DATCP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continue working with animal health officials on a joint incident response. Birds on the property have been depopulated to prevent spread of the disease.

Three Wisconsin counties – Jefferson, Rock, and Racine – have now been confirmed with HPAI among domestic birds. Last month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that five counties – Dane, Columbia, Grant, Milwaukee, and Polk – were confirmed with HPAI among the wild bird population. Poultry owners are asked to continue using strong biosecurity practices and, when possible, move their birds indoors.


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