ATLANTA – The state is taking steps to forestall the unfold of a extremely contagious type of bird flu that has damaged out in industrial and yard poultry operations in three states.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture issued an order Wednesday instantly canceling all exhibitions, exhibits, flea market or public sale sales, swaps and meets involving poultry and other feathered fowl till additional discover.
“There have been NO cases of avian influenza identified in commercial or domestic poultry in the state of Georgia,” the agency wrote in a information launch.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influential (HPAI) was discovered in the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia.
To make sure the illness doesn’t unfold to Georgia, the division is instructing poultry producers to take the next measures to guard their flocks:
- Move all poultry with outdoors entry indoors.
- Implement strict biosecurity.
- Monitor flocks for medical indicators in keeping with avian influenza.
- Report any considerations to your veterinarian, state or federal animal well being official instantly.
With HPAI, birds could turn out to be quiet, not eat and drink, have diarrhea, and have discolored combs and toes. Birds may die immediately with no indicators of illness.
If you’ve considerations about avian influenza in birds, name the Georgia Avian Influenza hotline at (770) 766-6850 or go to https://www.gapoultrylab.org/avian-influenza-hotline/.
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