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Study: Gene Editing to Control Avian Influenza

Gene editing may be able to help control the avian influenza virus in the future, according to the results of newly released research. On June 4, 2019, the Roslin Institute, an animal research institute at The University of Edinburgh, announced scientists used gene-editing techniques to stop the virus from spreading in chicken cells grown in … Continued

Minnesota Wild Bird Testing Yields Few A-I Answers

A year after deadly avian influenza hit Minnesota, testing of more than 6,000 wild birds has yielded little insight into the role, if any, that waterfowl and other species played in the outbreak.

As the state Department of Natural Resources plans to scale back testing efforts, state poultry growers urge continued vigilance, including testing different species of wild birds and using different methods, such as testing blood instead of droppings.

Preparing for the Worst: Steps to Take In Case of an AI Outbreak

The Health Committee of the North American Gamebird Association has been meeting each week to exchange and provide information on the latest outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H2N5). We’ve been cranking out a steady dose of tips on how to prevent and protect an outbreak from occurring on your place. But what should you be doing to be ready in case you suspect you have an outbreak on your farm?

Water Fowl, Water, and Avian Influenza

Wild ducks continue to be the top suspects for new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) that have occurred in the western and central United States. While migrating waterfowl may not be responsible for the spread of the disease within small regional areas, the large distances between outbreak areas continue to lead experts in the field to believe that wild ducks are the most likely carrier.

Avian Influenza Could Head East with Fall Migration

Eastern U.S. poultry producers are bracing for the potential arrival of a deadly bird flu virus outbreak that farmers in the Midwest have struggled to stop. The fear is that if the virus isn’t already lurking undetected somewhere in the Atlantic Flyway, it could spread there this fall when wild ducks fly south for the winter or fly back north next spring.

Avian Influenza Could Last

Veterinarians are concerned that H2N5 Hi Path Avian Influenza will move eastward during fall migration, and ultimately be active for three to five years. (reports from the Associated Press and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.)

Avian Influenza Resources

As members of the North American Gamebird Association, we must be watchful of the resurgence of high-path Avian Influenza on the North American continent. This page provides information and resources you should monitor and research frequently to stay informed about the disease, its location and what you can do. It would be impossible to gather and present all information regarding to Avian Influenza in one location. The links at the bottom of this page will hopefully give you a good start on information yourself.

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