Experts Worry Bird Flu Could Recur In Colder MonthsThe bird flu this past spring cost the turkey industry in the Upper Midwest nearly half a billion dollars.
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.
Second Wild Case Of Bird Flu Reported In Ramsey County ChickadeeOfficials in the Department of Natural Resources have confirmed Minnesota's second case of bird flu in the wild. According to the DNR, a wild chickadee was recovered in Ramsey County on June 10 and delivered to a wildfire rehabilitation center where it tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Canterbury Park Cancels Ostrich Races Due To Bird Flu ScareThere is some breaking news out of Shakopee that is sure to ruffle some feathers. Canterbury Park officials have announced that ostriches will not take part in this year's Extreme Race Day -- the park's most popular event of the year.
Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed At 13th Minnesota Turkey FarmAuthorities have confirmed another bird flu outbreak at a Minnesota turkey farm, raising the state's total to 14 affected farms. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Saturday that the latest case is a commercial turkey flock with 38,000 birds in Kandiyohi County.
New Bird Flu Strain Has Poultry Farmers ScramblingAnimal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected turkey flocks in three states — and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn't usually harm them.