“Testing birds before they go to market is standard protocol for our poultry flocks in Minnesota because it verifies healthy birds are sent to market, and if disease is detected, we can hold the flock and work quickly with producers to address the disease,” state veterinarian Dr. Beth Thompson said. The board is working with federal, state and industry partners on further steps to deal with the virus.
The state Board of Animal Health said routine testing discovered low pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Kandiyohi County. The board quarantined the flock and plans to test those birds and other flocks in the area for signs of the disease. The virus is different from one that caused the highly pathogenic avian flu outbreak in the Midwest in 2015, health officials said.
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