August 16, 2022

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Avian flu detected in Pitkin County flock

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PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a backyard flock in Pitkin County has tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian flu virus, HPAI.

According to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, this is the first case of HPAI confirmed in domestic poultry in Colorado.

The Colorado State Veterinarian’s office received a report that 35 out of 36 poultry in the flock had died. The flock did have known exposure to sick waterfowl in the previous days. The remaining lone bird was euthanized and the farm is now under quarantine.

“With the first detection of HPAI in a backyard flock in Colorado, the state veterinarian’s office is working diligently to provide information to backyard flock owners about how to protect their…

Morgan Whitley

2022-04-09 16:56:53

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