4H Students Settle In To Reality Of Bird-Free FairsPeople visiting county fairs this summer are starting to notice something is missing: birds. The Chisago County Fair opens Thursday in Rush City. And like every other fair in the state, it has been directed to cancel its live poultry exhibits to prevent the possible spread of bird flu.
Minnesota Records 13 Straight Days With No New Bird FluMinnesota recorded its 13th straight day with no new cases of bird flu on Thursday as the focus on recovery continues. Minnesota producers have lost around 9 million turkeys and chickens on 108 farms to the H5N2 avian influenza virus since its presence was first confirmed in early March.
Some Farmers Restocking After Bird Flu OutbreakWe're seeing a new phase in the bird flu outbreak that has led to the deaths of millions of turkeys in Minnesota. A small number of affected farmers are now restocking.
Stearns County Farm To Become 2nd In Minnesota To RestockThe Minnesota Board of Animal Health says one of the first farms in Stearns County to be hit by the Midwest bird flu outbreak is set to restock with turkeys in the coming days. It'll be the second Minnesota poultry farm to resume production.
1st Midwest Farm Hit By Bird Flu RestartsThree months after a devastating form of bird flu made its first appearance in the Midwest, the first poultry farm in the region to be affected is growing turkeys again — even though the virus is still lurking in Minnesota and beyond.
Kandiyohi County Records 40th Bird Flu CaseThe top turkey producing county in the country's top turkey state has recorded its 40th case of bird flu. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health on Friday said the state's latest presumed positive detection is a turkey farm in Kandiyohi County.
Large Renville County Chicken Farm Hit By Bird FluThe Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the farms with presumptive positive test results announced Wednesday included one with 415,000 young chickens that had not started laying eggs, and a turkey farm where the flock size was not immediately available.
Hard-Hit Kandiyohi County Reports 39th Bird Flu CaseThe top turkey producing county in the top turkey state has reported another case of bird flu. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported presumptive positive test results Tuesday from a 39th flock in Kandiyohi County.
Brown County Records Minnesota's 103rd Bird Flu CaseThe Minnesota Board of Animal Health on Monday said the presumptive positive case announced Monday is the fourth farm in Brown County to be affected by the outbreaks.
Brown County Records Minnesota's 103rd Bird Flu CaseA turkey farm in Brown County of south-central Minnesota has become the latest in the state to fall victim to bird flu. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health on Monday said the presumptive positive case announced Monday is the fourth farm in Brown County to be affected by the outbreaks.
H3N2 Dog Influenza Confirmed In MinnesotaWhen Tim Dewey first learned about the dog influenza outbreak hitting the greater Chicago area, he began keeping a tighter leash on his rescue dog, Grover. But the more he read about it, the more assured he became. Up to that point there had been no confirmed cases of the H3N2 strain affecting dogs in Minnesota.
Minnesota State Fair Cancels Poultry Shows Due To Bird FluAll poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and county fairs across the state this year as authorities try to stop the spread of bird flu. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is also prohibiting birds from being included in swap meets, exotic animal sales and petting zoos.