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January 9, 2015

Utah poultry owners asked to take bird flu precautions

Utah’s wildlife and agriculture agencies are advising hunters and residents with backyard poultry flocks to be aware that two strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) have been detected in wild birds in California, Washington and Oregon. While no affected birds have been reported in Utah, the state sits in a major migratory bird flight path, so it’s possible the disease could be transmitted to domestic birds as waterfowl migrate through Utah, Warren Hess, acting state veterinarian with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, said Tuesday in a news releases.  Read More

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