Minnesota officials say they have found bird flu in two poultry flocks in the state. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says H5N1 Highly Pathogen was confirmed to be in poultry flocks in Mower and Meeker counties. Both cases discovered Friday and have been confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Serves Labs in Iowa. One Meeker County flock was made up of commercial turkeys with 289-thousand birds, while the Mower County flock was made up of chickens, ducks, and geese. The Poultry Program Director of the Board says flock owners need to be on alert and contact their vet immediately if they notice any changes in the birds.
Officials Find Avian Flu In Minnesota Poultry Flocks
By Ashley Hanley|2022-03-28T05:58:48-05:00March 28th, 2022|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!