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Susan Mouw

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Re: Tennessee Dept of Ag confirms case of AI
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2017, 01:35:50 PM »
Email from Dr. Julie Helm - SC NPIP Coordinator - this morning.  Apparently low path AI has been found in GA.

"Dear SC Small Flock list, 

 

A new Low-Path AI case in GA broiler breeders, near the AL state line – news release is below.

 

**** In order to send hatching eggs or birds into any of the Surveillance/Control Zones surrounding the below farms – you will probably have to do an additional movement permit request with that state, besides the normal NPIP 9-3 movement form.

 

Ask your destination location or contact that State Vet’s Office to see if the destination location is within a Zone that needs the extra movement permit.   You will need your Premises ID number for your own “origin” location (7 digit number starting with “00” or “SC” listed on your NPIP Clean flock card) – contact me if you can’t find it.  You may need the Premises ID number for the destination address as well for the permit, ask your destination site.

 

·         GA – State Vet Office  404-656-3667  --  GA Poultry Conveyance Request Form:  http://agr.georgia.gov/avian-influenza.aspx -- (middle of page)

·         AL – State Vet Office  334-240-7255

·         TN – State Vet Office  615-837-5120

·         KY – State Vet Office   502-564-3956

 

 

Summary of confirmed and announced cases:

*new information --

*3/27/17 -- Low-path AI (mild H7) – GA broiler breeders (Chattooga County) – found on routine testing of flock

3/22/17 – Low-path AI (mild H7) – AL broiler breeders (Lauderdale County) – found on routine testing of flock

3/22/17 – Low-path AI (mild H7N9) – AL broiler breeders (Cullman County) – found on routine testing of flock

3/21/17 – Low-path AI (mild H7N9) – AL broiler breeders (Pickens County) – found on routine testing of flock

3/20/17 – Low-path AI (mild H7N9) --  KY broiler breeders (Christian County) – found on routine testing of flock

3/16/17 -- High-path AI (H7N9) -- TN broiler breeders (Lincoln County) -- sick bird testing

3/15/17 – Low-path AI (mild H7)  -- AL broiler breeders (Lauderdale County) – found in Quarantine Zone surveillance

3/15/17 – Low-path AI (*mild H7N9) – AL backyard flock (Madison County) – found in Quarantine Zone surveillance

3/15/17 – Low-path AI (mild H7N9) – AL backyard flock (Jackson County) – found on flea market surveillance

3/9/17 -- Low-path AI (mild H7N9) – TN broiler breeders (Giles County) – found on routine testing of flock

3/7/17 -- Low-path AI (mild H5N2) – WI commercial turkeys (Barron County) – different strain, sick bird testing (depression signs in flock)

3/5/17 -- High-Path AI (H7N9) – TN broiler breeders (Lincoln County) – sick bird testing (sudden increased mortality), North American wild bird lineage strain

 

How to protect your flock?  See the biosecurity information below.  What activities are you doing now that can track AI or any disease back to your flock?

 

Keep it AWAY -- Keep your poultry flock away from other poultry & wild birds.  Keep your poultry and pet ducks and geese AWAY from wild ducks and geese and their environment – ponds, lakes and swampy areas.  Also watch that you do not track the wild waterfowl Low-Path AI or High-Path AI virus back to your flock if you are in the same wild waterfowl environment or hunting wild waterfowl.  Buy new birds from a reputable source.  Keep new birds separated from your established home flocks for 30 days.  Keep pests (rodents, raccoons, opossums) out of bird pens.  Keep visitors out of your bird areas – what may they be carrying on their feet, clothing or vehicles?

 

Keep it CLEAN -- Clean cages & coops.  Clean any equipment  first before it comes onto your property.  Wear designated farm shoes and clothing to care for your birds. Change food & water daily.  Wash your vehicles/trailers after visiting other poultry facilities and before you come home – go through a car wash.

 

USDA Avian Influenza web page

SC Prepares for Avian Influenza

Clemson AI brochure

SC Biosecurity brochure

 

For South Carolina poultry flocks -- Report to me if you have multiple birds who are severely sick or dying within a few days’ time – we will test for AI.  Email (jhelm@clemson.edu), call or text – 803-260-6442.  If I do not respond, then call the Clemson Livestock Poultry Health main line:  803-788-2260."
Susan Mouw
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Re: Tennessee Dept of Ag confirms case of AI
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2017, 12:41:16 AM »
According to what I can find, all states are open for now. I hear that OH has restrictions on birds coming in from several states and there is at least one state that does not allow birds to cross into State events.  Any body have any more current information?   Thanks!   
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