Three turkeys in a flock.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Found in U.S. Turkeys

Joanna Cummings Animal Health, Livestock diseases

February, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs National Veterinary Services Laboratory recently found highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in turkeys tested from a commercial farm in Indiana. As a result, the premises were quarantined and the flock depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed HPAI in wild birds …

Wisconsin farm barn

Emergency Preparedness is Risky Business

Dr. Julie Smith Animal Health, Livestock diseases, Planning

When I talked about emergency preparedness with folks involved in agriculture in 2011, I was referencing the Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion, the toxic sludge flood in Hungary, and the Fukushima nuclear plant accident in Japan as example of disasters that were unanticipated. In 2019, I would have referenced the crashes of the Boeing 737-Max, the collapse of the Brumadinho …