Category: Avian flu

Avian Flu: About 100 Carcasses of Seals Found Dead in Quebec

Quebec researchers say avian flu has been detected in at least two species of seal as an unusually high number of dead seals are being reported on the province’s shorelines. The Reseau québecois d’urgences pour les mammifères marins says about 100 carcasses of harbour seals were found since January along the south shore of the…


Safari Park Relocating Birds in Response to Avian Flu Outbreak

By Gary Warth From The San Diego Union-Tribune ESCONDIDO, Calif.—About 120 birds at San Diego Zoo Safari Park were moved to new protected habitats at Safari Park last week and more will be relocated in the next few weeks in response to a highly contagious strain of avian flu that recently was detected in California….


Almost Perfect Storm Reducing Number of Eggs In Grocery Stores

If eggs appear to be in shorter supply lately it’s because of inflation and supply chain issues made worse by avian flu, according to the American Egg Board (AEB). “Like many sectors of the economy, egg farming is impacted by inflation and experiencing some limited supply chain challenges due to a variety of factors,” the…


Egg Supplies Experiencing Challenges as Concerns Over Shortages Grow

Concerns over potential shortages of eggs nationwide are growing due to inflation and supply chain issues made worse by avian flu. “Like many sectors of the economy, egg farming is impacted by inflation and experiencing some limited supply chain challenges due to a variety of factors,” the American Egg Board (AEB) said in a May…


Avian Flu Confirmed in 2 Backyard Pacific Northwest Flocks

PORTLAND, Ore.—An avian flu that’s spreading quickly across the U.S. has been detected in the Pacific Northwest in two backyard bird flocks in rural Oregon and Washington. Several geese in a non-commercial flock of about 100 waterfowl died suddenly on a farm in Linn County, Oregon, and federal authorities confirmed Friday that they died of…


British Columbians Asked to Take Down Bird Feeders as Avian Flu Hits More Poultry Flocks

As two more poultry flocks in British Columbia tested positive for the H5N1 avian influenza virus on May 4, an animal welfare group is calling on the public to temporarily remove their backyard bird feeders. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said the two flocks in the cities of Kelowna and Richmond were the third and…


New York State Bans Poultry Auctions To Curtail Spread of Avian Flu

New York State has banned the sale of poultry at auctions and swap meets in an effort to contain the spread of avian flu that has resulted in the loss of 10,000 birds so far. On April 15, the state’s department of agriculture and markets issued an order to ban all fowl auctions and “other…


BC Poultry Farmers Uniquely Equipped to Respond to Possible Avian Flu

Poultry farmers in British Columbia are under pressure to protect their flocks as a highly contagious strain of avian flu sweeps over North America. Ray Nickel, spokesman for the B.C. Poultry Association Emergency Operations Centre, says they’ll use the lessons learned to prevent infections after two severe outbreaks since 2004 that forced them to cull…


Poultry Farms on High Alert: 28 Million US Birds Dead From Avian Flu Since February

A serious outbreak of the bird flu is threatening the United States’ poultry inventory. Since it was first detected in commercial flocks in February 2022, some 28.2 million domestic birds have died from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), according to a spokesperson from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service…


Canadian Food Inspection Agency Confirms Avian Flu on Fourth Quebec Poultry Farm

The number of avian flu cases in Quebec is growing, with four poultry farms now affected by the virus. Canada’s food inspection agency confirmed Sunday the latest case of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian influenza was detected in a flock in Les Sources, Que., about 190 kilometres east of Montreal. The four farm…