Tag: flu

Medicine River Wildlife Centre makes gains in 2022, despite avian flu

Some ice-stranded grebes and fox kits with avian flu are just some of the cases that kept wildlife rescue workers at the Medicine River Wildlife Center hopping in 2022. But all-in-all, this was a pretty good year at the Spruce View-area centre, says executive director Carol Kelly. She was heartened to see that the resolution rate for sick or injured …

Cornell Veterinary Medicine helps keep number of avian flu cases low

In mid-February, the owners of a backyard flock in Suffolk County, NY, noticed two guinea hens and three of their chickens were sick; three days later, the birds were dead. Within five hours of getting a swab off the birds’ airways, the New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory determined it was New York state’s first case of a deadly strain …

Deadly bird flu returns to Midwest earlier than expected | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bird flu has returned to the Midwest earlier than authorities expected after a lull of several months, with the highly pathogenic disease being detected in two commercial turkey flocks in western Minnesota and a hobby flock in Indiana, officials said Wednesday. The disease was detected after a farm in Meeker County …

Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine’s Perkins gives guidance on canine flu

Article body Canine influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be rapidly transmitted through dog populations, particularly those in kennel or clinic environments, as well as other areas that bring multiple animals together in close settings. Do you need to consider having your pet vaccinated against canine flu? dr Andrea Perkins, clinical lecturer in infection control and biosecurity in …

Many sick birds brought to Medicine River Wildlife Centre this spring have fatal avian flu – Red Deer Advocate

Some shaky, lethargic birds being brought to the Medicine River Wildlife Center this spring are beyond help. So far, about 20 feathered creatures — from waterfowl to raptors, crows and other corvids — have been diagnosed with avian flu. And all of them had to be put down as “there is no point having them suffer,” said Carol Kelly, executive …

Sixth avian flu infection site in Kandiyohi County, first in Yellow Medicine among 34 total in Minnesota – West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — New confirmations of avian flu in Minnesota bring the number of infection sites to 34, including the sixth site in Kandiyohi County and the first reported site in Yellow Medicine County. According to the state Board of Animal Health, H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed Tuesday and announced Wednesday in five additional commercial poultry operations, and one …

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine tracking the spread of bird flu, one test at a time

Throughout the country, an extremely infectious disease called highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been circulating rapidly among flocks of chicken and turkeys. While the disease poses little risk to humans, it presents a serious threat to infected birds as well as the nation’s poultry industry, which is already facing supply chain disruptions. At the University of Missouri College of …