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Avian influenza reaches large Colorado egg laying flock

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Minnesota and Utah discover more cases in commercial turkey flocks.

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed Sept. 21 that a Colorado operation with just over 1 million egg laying hens has highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Combined with seven other cases reported between Sept. 21-22 in Minnesota, Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Idaho, nearly 1.3 million birds have to be depopulated as a result of the latest cases. To date, nearly 46.5 million birds have been affected by the virus in the U.S. More cases are expected as

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