Bird Flu

June 29, 2015

THERE’S FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS WHEN IT COMES TO BIRD FLU. OFFICIALS WITH THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SAY THERE HAVE BEEN NO MORE PROBABLE CASES OF AVIAN INFLUENZA OVER THE PAST WEEK. THEY SAY THE LAST POSITIVE FLOCK WAS DETECTED ON JUNE 16TH.

OFFICIALS SAY INFECTED TURKEY FLOCKS HAVE BEEN DEPOPULATED AND ARE BEING COMPOSTED. CLEANING AND DISINFECTING OF THE FACILITIES IS ALSO UNDERWAY. ALL THE COMMERCIAL LAYING AND PULLET FACILITIES HAVE BEEN DEPOPULATED AND CLEANING AND DISINFECTING OF THOSE FACILITIES IS ONGOING.

OFFICIALS SAY ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLINGS WILL BE TAKEN OF ALL SITES TO CONFIRM THEY HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CLEANED AND DISINFECTED BEFORE THEY ARE RE-STOCKED.