No announcement yet.

KY: Bird flu in wild birds

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • KY: Bird flu in wild birds


    Avian flu confirmed in third Kentucky county
    By THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE Oct 21, 2022 Updated 6 hrs ago

    FRANKFORT — Federal authorities have confirmed the presence of avian flu in waterfowl in Jefferson County, the first time the virus has been detected in wild birds in Kentucky since May.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza samples from two different waterfowl species collected Oct. 5 at a neighborhood pond in Jefferson County. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife released the information Friday afternoon.

    The latest report follows detection of the same virus in domestic, backyard flocks in Fayette and Logan counties this month...

  • #2

    Hutchinson Zoo confirms case of avian flu
    KWCH Staff - 3h ago

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) - The Hutchinson Zoo has confirmed a case of avian flu, according to Zoo Director Nicole Matz.

    Matz said the zoo has a rehab facility that sees over 700 animals a year. She said a citizen brought in a Canada goose that had signs and symptoms of avian flu. The bird was euthanized because there was no treatment. Samples sent to Kansas State University came back positive, and those samples were sent to a national lab to determine the strain...