Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been confirmed in a commercial turkey farm in southeastern South Dakota.
USDA’s Animal Health and Plant Inspection Service says this is the first HPAI outbreak in a commercial poultry flock since April.
State veterinarian Beth Thompson tells Brownfield migratory waterfowl have started moving across the country and that’s what likely caused the outbreak.
“This case was in Jerauld County. Bird flu was found in a barn of turkeys and were depopulated.”
The last confirmed HPAI case for South Dakota happened in April at a commercial turkey barn in Beadle County, a neighboring county to the current outbreak.