The U.S. is considering vaccines to protect poultry from HPAI

Officials in Mexico are looking towards a vaccine to curb High Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the country.

Nearly half a million birds have been culled in an effort to get the outbreaks under control. Officials with Mexico’s Ag Ministry say they will use data to determine the best geographic locations for the shots and say they will focus on vaccinating reproductive birds used for broilers.

Right now, three labs in Mexico produce the vaccine and it is available to be sold to other countries. Here at home, the U.S. just surpassed the 50 million mark for birds lost this year alone. Historically, the U.S. has steered away from vaccinating poultry because it could deter foreign imports of U.S. poultry.

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