April 24, 2014

Bird flu found in California’s Stanislaus County

A Stanislaus County quail and duck farm has been placed under quarantine as the bird flu was detected at the facility earlier this month, raising concern on a local and national level. The flu, or low pathogenic avian influenza, has resulted in veterinarians humanely euthanizing the birds at the Stanislaus County ranch to stop the spreading of the disease. The influenza was detected on April 18 from tests conducted by the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System and confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services Laboratory. Since the diagnosis, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has been conducting an epidemiological study in an attempt to trace from where the virus may have come. Read More

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