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October 10, 2016

Avian flu quarantine ends for Ontario duck farm

A federal quarantine has been lifted for a duck farm near St. Catharines, Ont. where birds were confirmed in July with low-pathogenicity (“low-path”) avian flu.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has reported the quarantine was lifted effective Sept. 20, at the end of a 21-day waiting period after the commercial-scale farm was depopulated, cleaned and disinfected. About 14,000 twelve-week-old ducks on the Niagara-region farm were euthanized and composted after an outbreak of low-path H5N2 avian influenza was confirmed there on July 8.  Read More

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