This is the first case of the virus detected in Colorado.
PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) announced that the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus was detected in a backyard flock in Pitkin County.
The Colorado State Veterinarian’s office received a report from a veterinarian in Pikin County, that 35 out of 36 poultry in a flock died, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) said in a news release.
CDA said that the flock had known exposure to sick waterfowl days before. Officials say one bird’s body was taken to CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for testing….
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