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Indiana Avian Influenza Update

by Caitlyn Andrews January 18, 2016

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.

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New Bird Flu Case in Indiana

by Caitlyn Andrews January 15, 2016

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.

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Mild Winter Predicted for the Midwest

by Caitlyn Andrews September 18, 2015

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...

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Good News for Indiana Poultry Owners

by Caitlyn Andrews September 08, 2015

An immediate release from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) today announced that the statewide bird movement ban will be lifted soon. May 27, 2015, a ban was placed on bird movements in Indiana to prevent the spread of avian influenza. While it was initially predicted that the ban could last through the year of 2015, there is now an end in sight.

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Avian Influenza: Still a Cause for Concern

by Caitlyn Andrews August 20, 2015

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.

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Deer Traffickers Caught and Sentenced

by Caitlyn Andrews August 13, 2015

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.

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