The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in a third commercial turkey flock in Kandiyohi County, Minn. This is the 14th confirmation in a commercial flock in Minnesota. The flock of 38,000 turkeys has been quarantined and will be depopulated.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has a list of telephone hotlines for the public to address avian flu issues in the state plus details on each case in the state at https://www.bah.state.mn.us/avian-influenza.
Additionally, USDA confirmed the presence of H5N2 HPAI in a commercial turkey flock in Dickey County, N.D. The flock of 60,000 turkeys is the first in North Dakota, and state officials quarantined the premises and birds on the property will be depopulated.