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Avian Influenza hits Montana


April 14, 2022

Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

Domestic Pekin and Campbells ducks near a natural waterway at their home in the Potomac Valley.

MONTANA – On Friday, April 8, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) announced the confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in two Montana flocks. These are the first cases of HPAI reported in domestic poultry in Montana since 2015. Montana is the 25th state to report cases of HPAI in domestic poultry in 2022.

Montana poultry producers and hobby farmers are encouraged to be extra cautious to keep their flocks healthy. Potomac Valley 4H Club announced Monday that all poultry shows are canceled through June 7. Should more cases appear, that date could be extended an...

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