Thought We Were in the Clear: HPAI hits Alabama

Cases of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza continue to pop up across the country, and the latest is in Alabama.

The virus hit a commercial upland game producer and took out nearly 300,000 birds. Just one day before, more than 30,000 turkeys were culled at a facility in California, and 25,000 were hit at a farm in Minnesota.

Epidemiologists say turkeys are more susceptible to HPAI and while it is harder for them to get the virus than chickens, they spread the virus more easily.

Alabama State Veterinarian, Tony Frazier joined RFD-TV’s own Christina Loren about what it was like hearing that the state was hit, what he credits for keeping the cases at bay, and advice for producers in the state.

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