Egg Industry - December 2017 - 17
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Dr. Charles Hatcher said he would prefer to
depopulate in the poultry house or under cover on
farms where an avian influenza outbreak appears.
| Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
influenza (HPAI) detections elsewhere in the country.
On March 22, the department confirmed another low
pathogenic case in a commercial broiler breeder flock
in Cullman County.
A press release from ADAI said the commercial
flocks were under quarantine.
In total, there were eight commercial broiler
breeder farms impacted during the southern outbreak.
These operations were spread out among four states,
including Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.
Those outbreaks dealt with six different companies.
Approximately 252,000 birds died from the disease
or from depopulation in hopes of controlling further
outbreak, according to the Epidemiologic and Other
Analyses of HPAI/LPAI Affected Poultry Flocks
report released by the United States Department of
Agriculture in June 2017.
Planning methods and processes
Rapid detection, notification and depopulation
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