More turkey farms with avian influenza in South Dakota


More turkey farms with avian influenza in South Dakota

Commercial turkey farms continue to get hit by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in South Dakota. State veterinarian Beth Thompson says the virus is being introduced to commercial flocks independently.

“We’re finding minimal farm-to-farm spread. Research out of Minnesota shows the possibility of dust when farms are being worked. There’s always the possibility of tracking it in.”

Thompson tells Brownfield with year-round HPAI risks, enhanced biosecurity is becoming the norm.

“Truck routes are being changed.

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