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2017 Avian Influenza Update by State

by Caitlyn Andrews March 30, 2017

Poultry producers may have noticed all of the avian influenza cases that have been popping up lately. Several states have reported cases of low or high pathogenic avian influenza already for 2017. Here is an update of which states have been affected and the websites you can check to view state updates:

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How to Minimize Stress When Transporting Show Pigs

by Caitlyn Andrews March 17, 2017 2 Comments

When transporting swine for show your top concern should be two things: safety and comfort. Stressed pigs can cause injury to themselves, other pigs, or their handlers during transport. Focusing on the safety and comfort of your show pigs will help keep stress to a minimum and make for a better overall show experience.

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Avian Influenza Causes a Stop Movement Order in Alabama

by Caitlyn Andrews March 16, 2017

New cases of avian influenza have been reported in Alabama. The AL Department of Agriculture held a press conference Tuesday (3/14/17) to discuss the new findings. The state veterinarian confirmed that the virus had been detected in three locations in Alabama.

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Second Case of Avian Influenza Reported in Tennessee

by Caitlyn Andrews March 10, 2017

The second case of avian influenza has been confirmed in Tennessee. The TN Department of Agriculture released a statement on its website Thursday (3/9/17). The state veterinarian confirmed a flock of chickens in Giles County, TN, tested positive for avian influenza.

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First 2017 Case of Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza Confirmed

by Caitlyn Andrews March 06, 2017

Yesterday (3/5/17) the USDA confirmed the first case of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of the year for 2017. The strain was detected on a Tyson contracted chicken farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee. It is the first time HPAI has been detected in the state of Tennessee.

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Prevention and Control of Darkling Beetles in Poultry Houses

by Caitlyn Andrews February 14, 2017 1 Comment

If you're in the poultry industry then chances are you've encountered darkling beetles. These little pests also go by the name of lesser mealworms or black beetles. Whatever you call them, they are one of the most common pests in poultry facilities. Darkling beetles can be present in alarmingly high numbers and cause significant damage to facilities and productivity.

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