Global outbreaks of seasonal avian influenza among wild birds and poultry occur periodically, however, in the past 15 years, there has been a rise in the frequency and geographic distribution of avian influenza A virus infections.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) had a global intensification during 2021 with cases continuing to be found in new locations around the world.
A bat found in a Benton County parking lot tested positive for rabies, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. A man and his son found the bat between two parked cars in an apartment parking lot on Dec. 23 and brought it to a local wildlife rehabilitation center.
When a costly 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza ripped through the United States, Minnesota farmers found themselves at the forefront. Four years later, CAHFS has continued their commitment to helping the industry to better mitigate and understand avian influenza.
According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, Tyson Foods, Inc. is recalling over 36,000 pounds of chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber.
The 47th Midwest Poultry Federation Convention gathers more than 3,000 poultry experts, scientists, veterinarians and exhibitors from all sectors of the poultry industry in the Minneapolis Convention Center.