Avian Influenza Turkey Flock

The economic impact of avian influenza on the poultry industry can be substantial.

Avian influenza has been identified in a flock of turkeys on a commercial farm in Hardin County. It is the first confirmed infection in the county, and the 16th in the state.

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The Hardin County flock numbers 46,000 turkeys. All will be euthanized to prevent further spread of the disease.

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