MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There is a distinct sound echoing from the poultry barns at the Minnesota State Fair.
And this year, it’s never been so welcome. 250 more words
OTTAWA – Food safety officials have euthanized 14,000 ducks at a farm in Ontario’s Niagara region where bird flu was detected last week.
And the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has established a quarantine zone around the farm near St. 74 more words
TORONTO — About 14,000 ducks quarantined at a commercial farm in St. Catharines, Ont., will be euthanized because of the H5N2 avian influenza.
Harpreet Kochhar, chief veterinary officer with the CFIA, says the virus is a low pathogenic subtype, meaning it causes a milder illness in birds. 104 more words
Last year, an epidemic of bird flu killed millions of chickens and turkeys, affecting the supply of bird-based meats and of chicken eggs. Experts thought that the shortage and high egg prices might continue, but they were wrong: farmers were able to breed and raise new generations of female chicks, ready to take the place of their fallen colleagues. 238 more words