A Canadian animal health expert calls for milk to be tested for HPAI

Despite no detection of high path avian flu in cattle in Canada, an animal health expert is calling for milk to be tested.

The Center for Public Health and Zoonoses at the Ontario Veterinary College says that not enough surveillance has been conducted in the nation to say the disease is not in cattle or milk for certain. The Center says that having a clearer understanding of the situation in cattle would make it easier to control the spread.

So far, avian influenza in dairy cattle has been reported in nine states across the U.S.
Milk and ground beef have both been identified as safe for consumption.

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