USDA Adds Suffocation To Bird Flu Euthanasia MethodsA new federal bird flu control policy says ventilation systems must be shut off as a means of suffocating entire poultry barns if other methods of euthanasia cannot be completed within 24 hours. It was among several new policies released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday.
Minnesota Officials Bracing For Possible 2nd Wave Of Bird FluTop state officials say there's a good chance Minnesota will see another bird flu outbreak.
USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Works On Chickens; Testing On TurkeysScientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.
Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault's Economy, ResidentsIt has been nearly three weeks since the last reported case of the bird flu in Minnesota. But the state has been hit hard since the outbreak began in March. About nine million turkeys and more than 100 farms have been lost.
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.
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.
Good Question: How Can Humans Catch The Bird Flu?The Centers for Disease Control issued another warning Wednesday to doctors and health officials: be on the lookout for people infected with avian flu. Minnesota health officials right now are monitoring poultry workers and others who might be exposed to infected birds. So far, no one has shown signs of getting sick.
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.
Bird Flu Returns To Minnesota With 6 Newly Infected FarmsBird flu has returned to Minnesota after a lull of over a week with no new cases, with presumptive positive test results from six turkey farms. The new detections announced by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health on Tuesday.
Good Questions: Turkey Eggs, Newspapers, MOA Money PondsConnie from Blaine wants to know: Why don't we eat turkey eggs? Chickens lay eggs more often than turkeys -- usually once a day versus a turkey's every other day. Chickens also don't incubate their eggs as long as turkeys.
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.
Bird Flu Adds To Woes At Minnesota Turkey Litter Power PlantA Minnesota power plant fueled by turkey litter flopped and fell into receivership even before a virulent form of bird flu shook the Midwest's poultry industry in recent months, yet its new managers say they're confident they can keep it running for the long haul.