March 29, 2023

Arkansas Moves Swiftly To Contain Bird Flu Threat

Arkansas agriculture officials moved swiftly to contain the threat of a low pathogenic strain of avian flu detected in a poultry flock in Boles 10 days ago, ¬†Preston Scroggin,¬†Director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission, told Food Posioning Bulletin in an interview today. "We swung into action and put a 6.2 mile quarantine around the area," he said. "We feel really good. We think we got it contained and under control." The flock was humanely euthanized and buried. None of the birds or eggs the food chain. An avian flu epidemic could have devastating effects in Arkansas, were poultry accounts for about 47 percent of the state's agricultural income. Flocks on all of the farms within the quarantine area as well as 38 backyard flocks were tested and none of them was … [Read more...]

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