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WY: 2022 Bird flu in poultry

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    Bird flu outbreak reaches Wyoming
    Strain not believed to be a high risk to the public
    April 7, 2022

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) warned on Wednesday that the presence of bird flu has been confirmed in Wyoming. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have found the highly contagious virus in non-commercial, mixed-species backyard flocks in Johnson, Fremont and Park Counties.

    The samples were tested at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, and then confirmed at APHIS laboratories in Iowa.

    Bird flu has now been detected in wild birds in 14 states – not including Wyoming – and commercial and backyard poultry in 13 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

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    Bird flu surfaces in Campbell County, first case reported
    Ryan Lewallen | County 17 News -
    June 1, 2022

    GILLETTE, Wyo.— A lethal bird virus rampaging across the nation and Wyoming has made its first appearance in Campbell County.

    Approximately a dozen birds that were found deceased in mid-May on Aster Avenue, in central Campbell County, reportedly succumbed to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or bird flu, Wyoming State Veterinarian Hallie Hasel confirmed June 1.

    Campbell County sheriff’s deputies responded to the area on May 17 for the original report of possible animal damage, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said on May 18, after a resident called to report finding 12 of his roosters and believed they had been killed.

    The roosters did not appear to have been killed by a predator, the deputy wrote in his report, while another rooster on the property was stumbling around with poor balance and vomited a clear liquid.

    Samples were collected at the scene by a member of Hasel’s office that reportedly confirmed the presence of bird flu on May 20, according to a report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which states there have now been 30 cases of the disease in Campbell County as of June 1.

    Statewide, there have been 350 infected birds across eight backyard flocks, per USDA...