The Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has updated information regarding the avian influenza case in Dubois County Indiana. The full press releases can be read here. The up to date numbers of affected Indiana premises, counties, and flocks can be found on this page of BOAH's website.
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has announced that Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was diagnosed on a Southwestern Indiana Commercial Turkey farm on January 14, 2016. The farm with the affected birds is from Dubois County in Indiana.
According to an article on agweb.com, the Midwest might experience a mild winter this year. El Niño would be the cause of this. Of course, the weather is never set in stone, but it could mean the following for Midwestern areas of the country...
A recent article posted on agweb.com reminds poultry producers that as far as the avian flu is concerned, we're not in the clear yet. Poultry and egg farms across 15 states were affected by avian influenza this spring. About 48 million birds either passed from the disease or were euthanized to prevent the spread. Agriculture officials caution that the wild bird migrations in the fall could bring the disease back. It is also speculated that the disease could be mutated by then.
Following wildlife regulations such as equipping your White-Tailed deer with ear tags is a crucial part of deer ownership. Federal identification tags ensure that a deer is certified to be free from chronic wasting disease, brucellosis, and tuberculosis. Not only does a deer tag provide this proof of health, but Federal Law requires interstate shipment of deer to be certified as disease free. A father and son business team operating in Florida and Ohio have recently learned that the hard way.