Current antiviral drugs are showing effectiveness against HPAI

As ag leaders and producers work to navigate recent HPAI cases in dairy cattle, researchers say the answer for treating sick cattle could already be on the market.

The Centers for Disease Control says current FDA-approved anti-viral medications appear to target the virus seen in birds and cows. These are the same medications used to fight the seasonal flu in humans.

33 dairy herds across 8 states have reported cases of the virus. Despite a decrease in cases, certain states are exercising caution. New York ag officials are implementing barriers for imports of dairy cattle as a preventative measure. Those include a ban of dairy cattle being imported from areas with confirmed cases of HPAI. If the animals originate from a state where the case of HPAI in dairy cattle has been reported, a veterinarian must examine the animals within 10 days prior to their arrival in the state. Also, the vet must issue a statement confirming that all requisite criteria have been satisfied.

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